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TOWN RECORDS 



SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS 

volume n 

1659-1680 




SALEM, MASS. 

THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 

1913 



TWO HUNDRED COPIES REPRINTED FROM THE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 
OF THE ESSEX INSTITUTE. 

These records were copied from the original by Miss Martha O. Howes. 

The copy was verified by Sidney Perley, Esq. who 

also made the index. 



Nbwcomb & Gauss, Printers 
Salem, Mass. 



Allen County Public Library 
900 Webster Street 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



TOWN MEETINGS, VOLUME II. 



1659— 1680* 

[1] Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge 29 th of the 9 mo 
1659 

Its Oredered the mayntenance of the miftry for the 
next yeare shalbe by voluntary Contribucon into the 
Drawing boxe : and thofe that will not foe Contribute 
shalbe Rated by the felect men Voted 

Its Ordered that there shalbe a houfe built for the 
miftry Voted 

m r . Browne m r Corwine & m r Price are to audit the 
accounts with the conftabls and with all others of the 
fame nature Voted 

The Widow Denis is alowed eight pounds for the next 
yeare & three pounds behind Due to her Voted 

The widow Jaekfon is alowed three shillings p week 
till the towne fee caufe to Contrary Voted 

Thomas Read is alowed forty shillings towards the 
<puiding wood for him : Voted 

* Copied from the original by Martha O. Howes and verified by Sidney 
Ferley, Esq. 

(1) 



2 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Ther is liberty Graunted that MMVilL BiQwne m r 
Corwine & M r . Price may build a Griftroill vppon toe 
South Riuer aboue ru r Rucks houfe were it may be Con- 
uenient Voted 

Ther is liberty graunted to Thomas Hale to build a 
shopp adoyinge to the meetinge houfe were the felect men 
shall apoynt it : & to enioy it at the Towns pleafure Voted 

M r Will Br owne &_ m r Corwine are Defired to agree 
with___the Carpenters for the building of the minfters 
houfe : & to "pay for it & to be pd againe by the town 

Voted 

[2] At a meetinge of Select men 14 (10) 59 beeing 
pTent Mai r William Hauthorne M r William Brow ne m r 
Corwin M r Price and Edm_Batter, the CountryTlate 
pfected 

lb s d 

Constable Roots his pte 52 : 12 : 11 

Constable Gouldthaight pt 25 — 01 — 07 

Constable Rayment pt 23 — 16 — 07 

The Treafurers fume is accordinge to 
his Warrant is 
M r . Gidney for Comiflion™ Chardges 

Relt to Ball is 

Constable Roots anaddicon of feu r allmen 03 

Constable Gouldtwaigh addicon 

At a Gen r all Towne Meetinge 14 (10) 59 
Agreed that o r Breathren and Neibours of Cape 
Anne fide are thus bounded in Reference to the maynten- 
ance of the Miniftry : vidz. first from the Eaft lide of 
Riuer comonly knowen by the name of Baffe riuer and 
foe to the fwampe that Runeth out of Laurence Leech 
Meadow wher it will meet with Wenham Line and foe 
vnto Manchefter bounds (puided they mayntayne ther 
poore and make and mayntayne the highwayes within the 
faid Lymits : & foe to be free from all Chardge aboute 
o r . poore or highwayes and all Leuys or Rates which con- 
cerue them and all things about Orderinge of fences- 



101 

94 — 
01 — 


11 01 

10—2 
12—0 


96 — 
05 — 
03 — 
00 — 


02—2 
08 — 11 
07 — 10 
10 — 04 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



shalbe made by the Select men in beinge and if ther be 
no Select men or man one ther fide then they haue liberty 
to make choife of two or three of themfelves to ioyne 
with the felect men in the p r miffes aboue fd 



A Towne Rate graunted 


lb 


s 




lb 


s 


for a house for the minftry 


200 - 


- 00 


Mr Gidney 


04 


— 00 


to Jacob Barne for work 






To wid Jackfon 


7 


— 00 


highways 


001 - 


- 10 - 








work p H Veren 


003 - 


- 04 


wid Denis 


11 


— 00 


[torn] 


007 - 


- 10 


m' Norice 


10 


— 00 




005 - 


- 00 


mr higginfon wood 10 


— 00 




002 - 


- 00 


„ 







24: 11: 1659 

3] Acounted with M r Georg Corwine 

Reft Due to the Towne 19 : 02 : 08 : 

24 : 11 : 59 Acounted with Edm : Batter reft to ball to 
the Towne — 02 — 18 : 06 : 

24 : 11 : Acounted with Nath ffelton 

reft Due — 01: 00: 00. 

Ed : Batter have pd thofe two Debts his one & Nath 

felton foe much abated out of his one Debt 

24 : 11 Acounted with Roger Hof kail 

reft Due 02:03:01: 

Chardged a bill vppon || him || to Henry 

Herick of : 2 lb 3 s — l d 

Rec by w' : is abated for Colecting rates 

ten shillings : & a Bill to mending of 

highways of 10 s 

24 : 11 Acounted with Jofeph Huchenfon 

Reft Due to the town 02 : 13 : 02 

belides the fixe pounds Due to Edrn 
Batter as p acc° Doth apeare p w* : he 
layd out to feu r all pfons for mending 



highways 








3 


— 6- 


— 


reft to him 


is 







1 


— 13- 
2 - 


o 

2 


more Due 


to 


him 


by 








pfons com 


td 












pd p a Bill 


to ye 


Conftable Dated 


14:11: 60 


th( 


j fum 


of 


1- 


-15- 


_4* 



1 the records on page [3] are crossed out in the original. 



4 SALEM TOWN KECOKDS. 

24 : 11 Acounted with Sanil Cor[n]inge 

Reft Due to the towne 01 : 08 : 05 

24 — 11 Acounted with Hen: Shery reft 

Due to him — 9 3 — l d 

pd him p foe much Reed of M r Cor wine 

M r Gidney D r for fo much reed of 

Jofeph Boife — 7 — 10 

[4] At a Generall Towne Meeting held the 9 march 
59/60 

Chofen for felect men for the yeare enfuing 

m r William Bro wne Captayne Tho : Lothrop 
m r George Corwin mMEd mond Batte r 

m r Walter Price Sergt John Porter 

m r Roger Connant 
I it is ordered that m r Higgefon shall haue alowed him 
yearly || one hundred & fixty pounds || foe Long as he 
shall continue to carry on the whole worke of the min- 
iftrye or foe long as the Towne shall Conti[n]ue to be 
able foe to doe pofted into Leeger Voted 

l' Anthony Needham haue alowed him a fmale pcell of 
ground, to fet vp a hovell to put his oxen in & fett a little 
haye & is to make vfe of it for fuch vfe, foe long as the 
towne foe meete & m r Battr & m r Price are apoynted to 
lay it out, to him Voted 

Chofen for Comiffion™ for the yeare enfuing, (by 
votes) maj r Hathorn m r william Browne m r Edmond 
Batter 

m r Bater is chofen Comiflion r to carry in the vote for 
nomynation of magestrats Voted 

[5] Att a meetinge of the Select men 14 (1) 1659/60 
Serg Tho. Hale & Phill Cromwell are 
beinge pfent apoynted to mend the Bridge & to be 

E Ge m o r geCo n rwin ^ueiors for all defects in the highways 
Mr Roger Connant from the bridge & fo within the necke 
Leift fa-wthrope for the year following 
Edm Va natte P r riCe Sam " Cor[n]inge is apoynted to be 

S Jno Porter Clerke of the market for the yeare 

enfuinrr 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 5 

Eniigne Dixie Peeter Wolfe & Zaeri Herick are apoynt- 
ed to be Surueio™ of all the fen cs accoding to law vppon 
Cape Ann lide 

Hen Cook & Sam 1 Ebourne apoynted to be Su.rueio rs for 
tbe Nortb Neck & all tbe fields about the glaff houfe & 
fo about m r Tho : Gouldtwaight field & vp to Michele 
Shafflin 

Nath Pickman & Jn° Neale for South field 

Serg~Hale & Rich Bilhop for the towne from m r Will 
Browne to the bridge 

Jn° William Coop & ffr Nurfe the other pt of the 
town : & that all fences be repaired p the firft of Aprill 
next 

Its agreed that the form 1 ord r about fwine shall ftand 
for another yeare : & that Tho : Oliuer is apoyntd to exe- 
cut the : ord r & to haue the Seu r all fines for his paynes 

Serg Porter & Edm. Batter are apoynted to lay out 
highways in the ten acre lotts on Cape An fide as need may 
require ' 

Henry Herick fen & Jn° Louet fen ar apoynted to be 
furuei rs of highways for Cape Ann fide & fo to farm r 
porters 

Serg: Jn° Porter & Tho: Putnam apoynted to be fur- 
uiers for highways for County ways from the Bridge to 
Cran riu r &c : 

[6] Att a Meetinge of the Select men the 3 (2) 1660 
Its Ordered that all Timber wood & all 
being p r fent other Lumber shalbe cleared in all streets 

m' Georg cTriine & hi g h ™y s within the towne of Salem 
Serg Porter vidz : from the bridge & fo all the neck 

Leuft Lawthrop within the towne : that ther may be suf- 
Mr Ro^efconnant ficient paffage for Carts & foote & horfe 
Edm Batter by night & day by the twelue day of this 

Inftant moneth 
Its farther Ordered that after the 12 th of this p r fent 
what p fon foeu r shall let any Timber wood or other Lum- 
ber : to ly aboue two days at a tyme to hinder the paffage 
of Carts foot men &c shall pay for euery fuch defect 
12 d : for eu r y | day after from tyme to tyme || : & wee 



6 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

apoynt Thomas 01u r & do by thefe p r efnts Impower him 
for the due execucon of this Ord r : & to haue the feu r all 
fines for his paynes 

Jofeph Miles beeinge Conuicted for entertayni[n]ge of a 
Stranger a Scot Seu r all weeks : accodinge to an ord r 
made 20 th of 4 th month 1657 : wee haue fined him twenty 
hillings & to cleare the towne of him 

Jn° Southwick brought into this towne Jofeph Nichol- 
fon Companion a woman great with Chil[d]: about the 18 
day of March laft paft, for wh Deford r he is to pay twenty 
shillings p weeke from that tyme & fo long as shee 
Remayneth in town 

Tho : Spoon 1 is fined ten shillings for entertayng of 
a ftrange woman that is to fay Good : finch & is to be 
mayd togeather with others that haue entertaynd her to 
giue fecurite do difcharge the towne of her : 

[7] Att a generall Towne meeting held the 30 th daye 
of April 1660 : 

Voted that Goodman Rumble shalle haue a peec of 
ground In the penn wheare it maye be Leaft prediudife to 
the towne in Lew of the ground || hee | spared to build 
vppon a houfe for mr Higgiffon : foot for foot : to be 
Layed out by the select men 

Voted : that the Cow keep shall haue twentie pounds 
to : keep the numb of one hundred kowes : for this yeare : 

Voted that: William fflint & John Neale and Good: 
Lawes & Pickerin and thofe whofoever that put not thire 
kowes to the Cow keep : shal paye twelue pence for every 
Cow: of the Inhabytance that are w[i]thin the neck 
towards bulls 

Maijor Hawthorne and m r Hemy_Bj]£kj£mew are Chosen 
Deputies : for the generall Court: 

Att a meeting of Select men 1 May 1660 

Hen : Herick fined 10 s : for entertayninge 
Mr Will Rrowne f Nicholas Dickan Contrary to ord™ 

Mr Prior 6 Pd b y Wt the t0wn 0Wed him P er his BiU 

Mr Connant of 2 lb 3 8 l d 

Edmo^atter Ben : Balch fined 5 ° : for the fame 

Nick Drackan admitd an Inhabitant 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 7 

[8] Att a meetinge of the felectmen May 8 : 1660 

Jn° Sampfon admited an Inhabitant 
Mr GeorgCorwine muided he take efectuall Courfe to 
SergXo SST fringe his wife to him 
Lt: Tho:Lawthrope M r Will Haynes Taylour that came 
Edm: Batter from Virginia admited an Inhabitant 

Att a meeting of Select men 15 th : 3 — 60 

Its agreed by the Select men one pty & 
Mr Will Browne Will Lord fen other that vppon a difer- 
Mr R e ° rg £ orwine enc about fome Land aboute the meet- 
Mr Walter Price 11 ^ n o e nouse : P^ of the fd Lords houfe lot 
Edm Batter formerly & wh he the faid Lord faith 

was never yet pd for, wee do in the name 
of the towne to fatiffie him for all that pt of his houfe lot 
wh was formerly layd to the fetting of the meeting houfe 
vpon and all the land that is now infenced* round about 
the meetinge houfe & what elc about his houfe or houfs 
that lyeth .infenced,* Confirnie to him that land that is 
Graunted to him vpon Condicon in the yeare 16 : 5 — 
1638 : as alfo ten Acres of land to be layd out to him in 
fome place aboute Tho : James farm: & fo towards M r 
Downi[n]gs farm: to Demaund it fome tyme within a 
twelue moneth or elc to be void : & this to be f ule end & fat- 
iffacon for all his Claymes as aboue & in p r mifes fpecified : 
<puided this intendeth none of the fd Lords land between 
his houfe & the Riuer 

William Lord 
Witnes Henry Bartholmew 

[9] Att a Gen T all Towne meetinge held : 13 tb 6 m0 1660 
for the Town Nick Potter ) n , , ■, 

& Will fftint } C ° nstabls 

for the Cape An fide Edw : Bifhop 

M r Henry Bartholomew Comiffion r for the makinge of 
Country Rats 

The Grandiury 



L Tho : Lawthorpe 
Henry Hericke fen 
Henry Skery 
Jn° : Neale 

L Saml Ebourn 



Nath ffelton 
Tho Deacon 



8 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Ben : ffelton beeinge Hered for Constable is alowed of 
by the towne 

Jn° Loomes peticon for a fmall Inlardgment to his 
houfe neare to : Edword Gafcoins : is referred to Serg. 
Jn° Porter & Ed Batter to lay it out. 

Att a meetinge of the felect men 6 th of Nouember 1660 
beeing p r fent : m r Georg Corwine m r Roger Connant m r 
Walter Price & Edmond : Batter : 

Clement Salmonds admited an Inhabitant 

Accordinge to ord r Serg: Jn° Porter & 
oomes ^^ m B a tter have layd out to him from his 
now Dwellinge houfe about fixteen Roods betweene the 
two ways towards the towne of Salem 

[20] Att a towne meeting of all the Inhabitants 12 th 
Nou ber 1660 

Jury for Trialls Choffen 

m r Georg Corwine Tho Putname 

m r Jn° Gardn r Elias Maffon 

Rob Lemon Ifacke Williams 

Tho Robins 
Vpon a motion of a fence to be made neare Jno weft 
favme referred to the felect men 

For the Raifinge of a towne Rate for the paymt vidze 
for mai r Hauthorne feu r all funis 
2 years expences for when he was Deputy ) Q 

& Dif burfed at new hauen \ 

To Rob Lemon 2 

To Helyard Veren about highwayes 3 

To Serg : Porter & Tho Putname for high- 
way mending 7 
To Jacob Barney the fame 1 
To mendinge meeting houfe to Rich Adams 

6 s : more 10 3 : — 16 — 

To m r Will Brown & m r Rucke 30 — 00—0 

To glaffinge meetinge houfe 02 — 10 — 

To fj^uic^_Skery for foxes 11 s & mend- 

ingVway 8 s — 00 — 19 — 

To m r Whittincre wood 10 — 00 — 



1 - 


- 1 


- 
5- 


_ 
- 


- 
.0- 


- 
-0 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS, y 

To Ed Batter 4 — 00 — 

To m rs Sharpe for 2 years 15 — 00 — 

To Wid : Denis 16 — 00 — 

To m r Norris wood 10 — 00 — 

To Jofias Roots 4 — 00 — 
To m r Gidney 5 — 02 — 6 

To Tho Oliuer for 2 years 10 — 00 — 

To Tho Hale for mendinge wayes 5 — 00 — • 

To m" Goofe 7 — 10 — 

To ja m 1 Ver e y for a wolfe — 10 — 

137 -1 — 7 
To Mai r Willm : Hauthorne 13 s : for ex- ) 

pencesatGen r allCourtindec ber 1660 j 000— 13 — 

[11] The Country Ratts in the feu r all pts made 1660 

Const Edwa Bilhops pt 18 : : 10 : 6 : 

Conft mints p 21 : 14 : 6 : 

Conft f eltons p 43 — 09:3: 

83: 14: 3: 
1 s d 
Wherof Country Treafurer pt is 76: : 11 : 
The County Trefurs pt 05 : 18 : 11 : 

81 : 19 : 10 

reft 02 : 14 — 

Att a meetinge of the Select men 4 th : 10 m : 1660 
beinge p r fent M r Willm Browne Serg Jno Porter Leift 
Thom : Lawthrope : & Edmond Batter 

Att a meetinge of the freemen the 13 — 10 : 1660 
mai r Will Hauthorne & Edmond Batter 

Att a meetinge of the Select men 8 th ll m : 1660 
Beeinge p r fent M r Georg Corwine Ser Porter m r Connant 
m r Price Leift Lawthrope & Edm Batter 
T imothy Lyndell a dmittedan Inhabitant 
Agreed with m r Jn° lTuc"Ee __ ioi : entertayning m r Hig- 
genfon into his houfe he shall haue ten pounds by the 
yeare for foe longe tyme as he shall Hue in the houfe : & 
the Chardge of makinge of a brick Chymney in the out 
houfe the towne to beare it ou r & aboue 



10 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

2 for the wood that m r Rucke <puided for m r Higgenfon 
the firft yeare M r Rucke is to be alowed twelue pounds 

Ju° Dodge is abated 28 s of his Rate for m r Hubbert 
houfe 8 : ll ,n : 1660 

[12] Memorandm ther beeinge form r ly graunted to 
Rich Huchenfon a pcell of Land lyinge between m r 
Thorndicke & m r Stileraans farmes : in confideracon of 
the hire of a Bull one fumer wee nowe Declare : that if 
the faid pcell of land Doe not exceed twenty Acres he is 
to haue the whole if more it remayneth to be Difpofed of 
by the town 

Will flints part of towne Rate 51—15 — 6 

Ben ffeltons part 106 : — 04 — 11 

158 — 00 — 5 
125: 13: 11 



032 .6 .6 

Helyard Veren being Rated to the towne Rate 15 s is 
abated 5 s : 

Ordered that Serg Jn° Porter & Jacob Barney fen are 
apoynted to be fume" to the mendinge of the highwaye 
between frost filh riuer & horf bridge as you goe to Ipf- 
wich. 

Xtopher Waller his Country & town rats remited 

* 

Accounted with M r Corwine 26: 12 60 

Due to him — 8 — 

Acctd with M r Corwine 20 : ll m : 1661 

lb s d 

Due to him 4 — 13—11 

Rec p feu r ale men for the mfty 1 — 17 — 6' 

Acctd with M r Price the fame Day he is Debtor 

to the town 3 lb — 8 s — 6 d 

wher of he is to pay W flint 32 8 — 7 d 

reft to ball: 01 — 15: 11 



All the above between • • is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 11 

1 s d 

Reed p a Bill from m" Sharpe 1 — 13 — 9 
Wm mint is Debt for ma r Hauthron Rate 21 s : 
20 : 11 : 61 Due to m r Corwine 2 lb : 16 — 5 d 
6 th 4 : 62 : pd Ifaack Burnett : : 11 : 3 
22 th 3 d : 62 : m r Curwin Debt r to a houfe lott for Jo : 

Williams before widow : Hollingeworth houfe 05 : 00 : 00 

[13] Bills Graunted to feu r all pfons 1660 



To m r Jofeph Grafton for 


wid Denis 


19: 


00- 


-00 


To m rs Jackfon 




07 


-10 : 


00 


To M r Jn° Gidney 




06 


-16 : 


02 


To m" Sharpe 




07 


-00- 


- 00 


To Tho Oliuer 




10 


— 00- 


-00 


To Jofeph Huchenson 




01 


— 15- 


- 04 


To Helyard Veren 




03 


-05- 


-00 


To ffranc Skery 




00 


-19- 


- 00 


To Mai r Will Hauthorne 




002 


-19- 


-00 


To m r Walter Price 




008- 


-13- 


-06 


To Ed Batter 




008 


10- 


-03 


To M r Woodcocke 




003 


-14- 


-00 


To Phill Cromwell 




003- 


-10- 


-06 


To Tho Oliuer 




000 


-13 - 


-00 


To Nath Putname & Jacob 


Barney 


001 


- 10- 


-00: 


To Jno Porter 




007 


— 00: 


00 


To Jofiah Roots 




004: 


00: 


00 


To Rob Lemon 




002:- 


- 00: 


00 


To Jno Ballard the frenchman 


000- 


-002- 


- 06 


To Nath Pickman 




000 


— 17- 


- 08 


To Jno : Neale for m r Whittings wood 


002- 


-18 - 


- 00 


To m r Rucke 




022 


00: 


Oil 


To Jofeph Gardn r for Runing of the Lyne 






To Hen : Skery for worke done for Mai 


r 






Hauthrne 




000 


— 10- 


- 00 


To Phill Veren for killinge 


wolfe 


000 


— 10- 


-00 



125: 13: 11 

[14] Att a meetinge of the Select men ffebr 5 : 1660 
beinge pTent : M r "Will Browne m r Georg Corwine M r 
Roger Connant & Leift Lawthrope & Edm Batter 



12 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

*wheras ther is a graunt of a pcell of brufh Meadow 
Neare ■Wenham between Hugh woodbury Tho : Pigden 
& Marke Lauthrope in the yeare 1652 : 17 : 2 ra the faid 
Lauthrope part is now Graunted to Jn° Bachelour qpnided 
it be not Difpofd || of || by Legall fale befor this p r fent 
Day 

Wheras the lyne between Ipfwich & o r felnes is not yet 
pfected wee Doe in the name of the towne Authorize & 
Irapower for the Completinge & finishing of the faid line 
to the extent of it both Eaft & weft vidz : Mai r Will 
Hauthorne M r Georg Corwine Leift Lawthrope M r Will 
Browne & Sam 11 Gachell if he may be hade : & m r Roger 

iConnatt 
13 — 12 — 60 Henry Herick & Sam 11 Corni[n]g are 
Impowed to goe in pAmbulon with o r breathern of Wen- 
ham & to fett the bounds between us 

[15] Att a meetinge of the Select men 26 : 12 m : 1660 
being pTent M r George Corwine m r Roger Connant Serg 
Jn° Porter M r Walter Price Leift Lawthrope & Edmo : 
Batter 

Ordered : m r Roger Connant Leift Lawthrope & En- 
figne Dixie are apoynted to Ord r the fettinge vp the fence 
between : Jn° Weft : & Nicholas Woodbury. 

Rich Rayment haui[n]g a form r Graunt of one hundred 
Acres of vpland & ten Acres meadow, not entered, its 
now Confermed & ordered that it shalbe entered 

Att a Gen r all Towne Meeting the 8 th March 1660/61 

Choffen for Select men for the yeare enfuinge 
Mai r : Will Hauthorne ( M r Roger Connant 

m r Will Browne } M r Price 

M r Georg Corwine ( Edm Batter 

Serg Jn°: Porter 

The Select men now Choffen haue by ord r from the 
towne the fame power as felect men formly accordinge to 
lnftrucons giuen them form r ly as by the feu r all Ord" 
written in the book 

The Select men are to take Care that the high way that 

• This paragraph is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 13 



Jn° Southwick hath taken into his field as 



y u : goe to m r 



Downi[n]gs fanne be: layd out into the fame place: were 
it was first layd out 

Helyard Veren & Nath Putname are to Auditt the ac- 
counts of the Select men the laft yeare 

Its Ordered that all that haue killed any wolues form r ly 
are to haue fiuteen shillings p wolue: & for the yeare en- 
f uing two po unds ten ^hilling p wolng 

Graunted to Jn° Patch fourty Acres fl land || one Cape 
Ann fide in the moft Conueinent place wher it may be 
beft fpared 

M r Jeremiah || Hubbard || Requeft for land 

Mai r Hauthorne m r Will Browne & Edm Batter Com- 
ifn era 

Jefferey Maffe Choffen Comiffion r to Cary the Voats 
to the fhire meettings 

[16] Att a Gen r all towne Meetinge 13 : ™ 1661 
Graunted vnto m r Jn° Higgenfon o r Paftor a pcell of 
Swampy ground lyinge & beinge in the Comon Pen neare 
M r Stileman field on the fouth & m r Jn° Gidneys & Jn° 
Neale one the North to begine at the vpwards weft Corner 
of M r Stilemans pafture & Croffe ou r to Jno Neals field 
& fo Downwards to the fea between thofe fields aboue 



named 



Graunted farther by him fixe Acres of land in the great 
neck neare to Mordechai Creuets new Dwelling, to be 
layd out by mai r Will Hauthorn & m r George Corwine 

M r Rich Hollingworth mouing to haue the Land 
bought by his father of M r Steuens vpon the neck of land 
to be Confirmed to him refered to the felect men 

Its Ordered that all men that haue any form r Graunts 
of land from the towne ar to come to the felect men & 
make their claime within one yeare after the Day & Date 
hearof or elc to loofe it for eu r 

Mai r Will Hauthorne & Edmond Ba tt er are Choffen 
Deputys for the__Gen^all Court for the yeare enfuing 

[17] Att a meetinge of Select men 22 of Aprill 1661 
Beinge pTent Mai r Willm Hauthorne M r Will Browne 
rn r George Corwine Serg : Jn° Porter & Edm Batter 



14 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

if ranc : Skery Choffen Clarke of the Markett for the 

yeare enfuing 

Nath ffelton & Jn° Peafe furueiou™ for North Neck & 

glaff houfe field &c 

M* Price & Rich Adams for South field 

Jeffery Maffy & Hen Skery for the town 

Enfigne Dixie & Ben Balch for Cape Ann fide 

All ffences to be Repaired p the firft of may 

1653 The Order about fwine the laft yeare ftand the 

yeare followi[n]g 

Tho : Oliuer apoynted to execut the law & to haue as 

laft year for his payns 

Serg: Jno Porter placed in the Deacons feat: 

Rich Hollingworth his father graunt of land to be layd 

out to him accordinge to the fame 

Jn° Ingerfoll 40 Acres of land to be layd out 

Jn° Putnam & James Syrnonds are to attend the felect 

mens next meeting for Cutting of Timber Contrary to 

ord re 

The felect men haue apoynted to meet Consfantly once 

a moneth for the year com[in]g the next Day after the 

Connffionrs meeting : & who eu r shall be abfent of the 

Company being in town vpon the Day of their meeting to 

pay 2 s : 

Its Ordered that all fwine aboue two moneth old shalbe 

fufficiently Ringed & yoked by the eight of may & fo to be 

kept vpon the penalty of twelue pence p Diem 

Leift Tho : Lawthrope & Roger Hofkall are apoynted 

surue" of the Highways one Cape Ann fide 

[18] Att a meetinge of Select men 7 th of May 1661 

Ordered that Thomas Oliuer shall haue the 
Mai' Will fame Imploym 1 to looke after the ftreets about 

Mrru'T" t ' ie towu to c ^ ean ^" e tnem from Lumbar &c 
Jno Porter according to the form r order as alfo to haue 
Ed i fitter power to remoue all wood & Timber & fecure 
it vntil he pd for the fines & his Chardges in 
remoing of it 

Thomas Smith moueth to haue his 30 Acres formely 
graunted to be layd out 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 15 

The Constabls to begine ther watch vpon the next 
fecond Day of the weeke & to haue four men apoynted to 
watch eu r y night soe long as the watch Doth hould : & to 
be fett at eight of the clock at night at the watch houfe 

Robt Lemon moueth to haue a form' graunt of land to 
be layd out 

Jofeph Miles Choffen to execute the Ord r8 about fwine 

James Symonds fined fourty shillings for fallinge of ten 
Timber trees vpon the towne Comon Contrary to Ord™ 

At a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 10 th : 4 ra : 1661 
Chofen : for the Jury of tryulls to serue the next mid- 
somer Court : m r John Gardner : m r John Ruck : m r 
Joseph Gardner: John Puttnam : Jeffrey Maffy : John 
Rayment : of Baff Ryver : John Pickerin : 

M r G Corwine m r Bartholmew m r Price m r Jn° Gardn r 
& Edmond Batter are apoynted forthwith to take view of 
m r Reads latter graunt vidz : the Hill and brooke adioyn- 
ing to his farme & w l : elc that is Complayned of Concern- 
i[n]ge w m Cantelbury: & to make returne to the towne 
at their next meetinge 

[19] Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge 23 : 4 — 61 
Its Ordered that thofe men that pulled Down the fenc 
that w m Cantlbury fett vp about the Hill neare to Samll 
Ebourns is owned by the towne as ther act : & further Do 
Impower famll Ebour[n] Jn° Rowden Nath felton or any 
of the neibours to pull Down the said fenc vntil the matter 
about m r Read farm be fetled 

Its Ordered that Mai r Willm Hauthorn shall haue ten 
pounds for the yeare enfui[n]g to be pd out of the town 
Rate to traine the foot Company 

Att a meetinge of the felect men 22 th : 5 m : 1661 
beinge pTent Mai r : Willm Hauthorne m r Georg Corwine 
Serg : Jn° : Porter m r Walter Price & Edm Batter 

Its ordered that all men aboue the age of fixteen yeares : 
within the towne of Salem vidz from the Bridge by Jn <> 
Nortons & foe downe the towne to Mordechaie Creuets 
houfe shall Duely attend the Constabls watch beinge Duely 
warned therunto except the Comiffion" officers of Horfe 



16 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



& foote I & teaching Elders | or any other that can 
proue any exemption by law & this to be vnd r ftood 
whether they are abroad or at home & for that exemption 
I in that law || Title Military is only vnd r ftood for Mil- 
itary watches 

Att a Gemall Towne meetinge held 17 th 6 m 1661 
Choffen for Constables the yeare enfuing vdz : 
m r Jn° Ruck: Thomas Robins & Beniam Balch 
Choffen for the Grandiury for the year enfui[n]g : Nath 

Putnam Leift Tho : Lawthrope* Eniigne Dixie ffranc 

Lawes Rich Potter ffranc: Skery Jof Hutchenfon Tho: 

Gouldtwaight 

Choffen for to ioyne with the felect men for to make 

the Country rate this yeere m r Rich More 

[20] Att a meetinge of the felect men 26. 6 . 61 being 
pTent Capt Will Hauthorne m r Browne m r Corwine 
ferg Jn° Porter m r Connant m r Price & Edm Batter 

ffranc Nurce requeft for land 

Order giuen out for layinge out of 10 Acres of la[n]d 
for Will Lord fen 

Ord™ giuen out for layinge out of 50 Acres of land for 
the Graunt of widow Dormans 

Graunted to Serg : Jn° Porter the way vppon m r Sharpes 
Hill in Coniideracon of the way now which goes on this 
fide of the hill 



Att a meeting of the Select men 5 lh 9 m 1661 beinge 
pTent Mai r Willm Hauthorne m r Georg Corwin Serg : 
Jn° Porter m r Walter Price & Edm Batter 

Its apoynted ther shall be a generall towne meetinge 
vpon the fecond day come fenight, for the Choofing of 
Jury for tryalls for to conlider about the raifinge of 
o r Country Rate 

James Symonds is abated 16 s : of his fine for fallinge 
of Timber 

Joseph Miles is fined 20 s for his neglect in his Imploy- 
m l about fwine & to Continue his fd Imploym' for on 

• This name is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 17 

whole yeare following or elc to pay the ium of fine 
pounds insteed of 20 s : 

[21] The fingle Rate 1661 

lb s d 

Ed : Bifhop pt * m r Ben Balsh pt 14 : 00 : 11 

Jn° Ruck pt is 28 : 19 : 00 

Tho Robins pt is 20 : 16 : 08 



Country Rate 
Ben Balch pt with Adicon 
Tho Robins with Adicon 31 : 12 : 10 
m r Rucke pt 


63 

34 
31 

43 


16. 

17: 

12 

2 


07 

08 

10 

3 


m r Ruck is Charged 20" more than his 
Rate is : it beinge but : 42 : 2 : 3 


109: 
94 


12: 

7 


9 
10 



15: 4:11 
Towne Rate 
m r Rucke pt is 66:01: 08 

Tho Robins part is 44 : 10 : 02 

The fame to be paid to Treafurer that yeare for a 
Rate & halfe was 90 lb 5 B 9 d 

Accounted with m r Ruck : Tho : Robbins and Beniamin 
Balch for theyer country Rate and Tho : Robbins and 
Beniamin Balch are indebted to the towne : 14 : : 3 
and m r Ruck is Difcharged 

2 th : 11 th 1662 

Acounted with m r Ruck for his towne Rate and he 
remaineth Debt r to the towne : 08 : 9 : 1 

pd by foe much to Tho : Oliuer 01 : 4 : 

pd by foe much the towne aloued for m r Hig- 

[-ginfon 4 lb and a bill to m r Grafton 3"> 5 8 3 d 07:5:3 

[22] Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held the 18 th 9 m 
1661 

Chosen for Jury of Tryalls 

M r Henry Bartholmew Sam 11 Gardn r Nath Pickname 
Rich Leech Sam 11 Corni[n]ge Will Dodge Jn° : Kitchine 

•The three preceding words are crossed out in the original. 



18 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

The miftake about the Country Rate loft to the felect 
men to tak | care || about it [and] rectifie the fame 

Vpon the Requeft of m r Norice to giue him 20 11 they 
haue gi-aunted him 30 11 : 

Vpon the requeft of Jno Home for fatiffacon for want 
of land in his ten Acre Lott, the towne haue grantd him 
in the gutt between w m Lord sen & Helyard veren houfe : 
18 foote broad & 40 foot in length to be layd out by the 
felect men 

Jefferey Maffy m r Tho. Gardn r & Edmond Batter are 
apoynted to meafure the land that is taken in by Tho : 
Gouldtwaight vpon the Comon on fouth fide of the brook 
near his houfe : & to Compond with him for 10 Acres, 
or elc to mak seu r all breachs vpon the fenc : 

Jn° Southwick fenc neare his houfe to be pTonlly 
pulled downe by the aboue fd men apoynted for Goul- 
thayt 

Grauntd to Hugh Joans a pcell of land near to Jn° 
Southwick to be layd out by Jefry Maffy Tho Gardn r & 
Edm Batter 

Graunted to Will Mappor foe much lande as the Inhab- 
itants on Cape Ann fide shalbe Willinge to giue out of 
the Comon on the Eaft fide of Bafs Riuer 

Graunted to Jn° Green two Acres of land wher Abra- 
ham Warren liued one Ryall fide to be layd out by Jeffey 
mafey 

mau r Hauthorne m r Corwine Henry Bartholmew & 
Edm Battel to meet with fuch as shall come in behalf of 
m r Read to fetle the bounds of his farm 

[23] Att a gen r all towne meetinge held 23 : 10 m 1661 
Graunted leaue to m r Jn°fon for the fencinge in of his 
meadow at his farme at Brookf 03' to haue 2 or 3 acres of 
vpland : qniided that : ther be foe much of his farme left 
to tho town & m r Bartholmew & Edmd Batter to lay it 
out & bound it 

Rich Leech haue grauntd to him a neck of land 
yt lyoth on Rials fide wh is Incompaffed by his salt rnarfh 
to be layd out by S l Jn° Porter & Jacob Barney as it may 
left piudice the town 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 19 

m r Ruck refferd to m r higgefon for w'he demandf for 



rent 








ffor the Raifings of a Towne Rate 








* Mai r Will Hauthorn 


13 


19 


08 


* m r Ed Norrice 


30 


00 


00 


* Jofiah Roots 


02 


00 


00 


* m r Will Brown 22 : 6 : 3 d 


00 


00 


00 


* Wid Denis 


08 


00 


00 


* m" Sharpe 


08 


:00 


00 


M r Rucke 








* Phill Veren & w m Trafke 3 wolfs 


07: 

20 


10 

00 


00 


* M r Corwine 


00 


Jacob Barney for wolfes 


00 


10 


00 


ffr Skery work about highways 


00 


09 


00 


Will fflint 


05 


00 


00 


* Ed Batter 


02: 


00 


00 


* to M r Goofe & Elingwood of C an fd 


10: 


00 


00 


To m r Bartholmew 


01 


03 


10 



114: 12: 06 
*ToThoOliu r 05:00:00 

*Tom r Gidney 00:08:08 

Graunted that ther shalbe liberty for shops to || be || 
builded below ye bank at the buring pt left to the Select 
men to Difpose accordingly 

[24] 23 : 10 tb 1661 

M r Gardn r Jefferey Maffy & Edm Batter beinge 
apoynted to Compound with Thomas Gouldthayht for 
land he took in of the Comon : the Anfwere & Returne 
made to the towne was that findinge that the faid Gould- 
thayht hade taken in about three Acres within his fence, 
for wh the faid pfons Imployed by the towne, agreed 
with him for thirty pounds, wh vpon his Petticon to the 
i towne and therin his acknowledgmt of his euill & wronge 

to the towne the Towne was pleafed to Remit 20 u : & foe 
he is to pay only ten pounds 

Mai 1 Will Hauthorn m r Bartholmew m r Corwine m r 
Price and Edm Batter are defired and Impowered to ifue 

•In the margin of the original opposite the lines marked with asterisks is 
written "giuenout," and before the name of "Mr. Ed Norris" is added "p 



20 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

the whole buffiuess about m r Reads farrue to fetle the 
Bounds & fo likewife the fecond Graunt aboute a hill ad 
ioyinge to the faid farme to Bound the Hill foe farr as 
may be left piudiceall to the towne and to fend to m r 
Symons about it, he not Coming or fendinge to Ifue it 
without him in the nioft Effectual way as the mai r part shall 
agree vpon of the men before Impowred as aboue named 

[25] At a meetinge of the Select men 27 : 10 ra : 1661 
beinge p r fent Mai r Will Hauthorn m r Brow[n] m r Cor- 
wine Ser Jn° Porter M r Connant & Edmond Batter 

Nath ffelton hauing a former Graunt of foure Acres of 
meadow : not pformed insteed of that he is to have fourty 
Acres vpland on the further fide of Ipfwich Riuer next ad- 
ioynige to his meadow ther bought of Jofeph Pope : <puided 
it to be withine or bounds & notgraunted to any man befor 

Jn° Butolphe Receiued an Inhabitant 

Willm Lake admited an Inhabitant 

Jn° Bachelour [h'rs?] to haue foure Acres of meadow 
within the Pond near m r Blackleech farme if it be ther 
in Confderacon of former grant 

Att a meeting of felect men 7 : ll m : 1661 beinge pTent 
Mai r Will Hauthorne m r George Corwine m r Will Brown 
Serg Jn : Porter m r Connant m r Price & Edm Batter 

Ordered that vpon the requeft of Rich Adams for land 
formerly Graunted not entered : that it shall now be en- 
tered to the value of twenty Acres of vpland : & ord r bee 
taken for the laying of it out to him 

wee are to take notic of the Complaynt of Rich Bif hop 
about the Diforder in fitting at meeting houfe 

Rich Stackhoufe fined twenty shillings for neglect about 
the ffery 

Graunted to Seu r all pfons vnd r named to build a feat by 
the fouth Gallery in o r meetinge houfe : & to fuch others 
be 1 ides that the town shall place there 

Jn° Putname Jobe Helliard 

Jn° marlhe ffr Collince 

Jn° Cromwell Tho Barnes 

Jn° Becket Ifack williams 

Jos Huchenfon Theo: Price 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



21 



[26] Bills giuen out 1661 
To mai r Hautborne 
To m r Ed Norice 
To m™ Sharpe 
To m r Willm Browne 
To Jolias Roots to Balch 
To Ed Batter to Balch 
To Phillip Veren & W Trafk 
To Wid Denis 
To m r Corwine 
To Tho Roots to Balch 
To m r Gidney 
To ffranc Skery 
To Ifacke Burnape 
To Ed Batter to Balch 
To M" Sharpe 

To Thomas Oliuer to Ben ffelton 
To Samu 11 Gardner for Jofeph Gardn r 
To Daniel Rumbele 
To Jofeph Grafton to B felton 
To willm fflint a Bill to Balch 



13 : 19 : 8 
30 : 00 : 00 
08 : 00 : 00 
22 : 06 : 03 
02 : 00 : 00 

02 : 10 : 00 

07 : 10 : 00 

08 : 00 : 00 
20 : 00 : 00 

03 : 10 : 00 
00 : 08 : 8 
00 : 09 : 00 

00 : 10 : 00 
03 : 06 : 11 

01 : 13 : 09 

00 : 12: 00 

01 : 10 : 00 
01 : 06 : 
03 : 15 : 
05 :O0 : 00 



[27] Att a meetinge of the Select men 20 th : ll m : 1661 
beinge p r fent Mai 1 Willm Hauthorne m r _ Browne m r Cor- 
wine Serg Jn° : Porter m r Price & Edmond Batter 

Mathew Price is accepted into the towne for an Inhab- 
itant (puided he purchafe a houfe to Dwell in 

Sarah Lambert is Comitted to Jerimyh Butmane for a 
yeare begini[n]g 20 Day of Nouber paft vntill the 
twenty th Day of the moneth Nouember next 1662 & the 
towne || men || haue (pmifed to pay him fixe pounds 

Charles Turner the fon of Leif t Turn r : of Bofton reed 
an Inhabitant 

Jn° Mafkall is alowed 20 8 : for to pay to m r Woodcock 



Att a meeting of the Select men 18 th : 12 : 1661 
beinge p r fent mai r Willm Hauthorne m^JW™j_Browne 

m r Corwine Serg : Jn° Porter and Edm Batter 

Anthony Buxston hauing as he faith often Requefted 

for his qpporcon of vpland wh yet he Could never yet ob- 



22 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

tayne : he Doth againe requeft vppon the fame Ace" : & 
graunted to him twenty : Acres if he can tell wher to 
find it 

Jn° Tomkins haui[n]g a form r graunt of twenty Acres of 
land its ord r ed that he shall haue it layd out if he can 
tell wher to find it 

M r Willm Browne Defireth that his ferme form r ly 
Graunted may be layd out 

Jn° Luffe vpon his Complaynt of want of wood its 
ord r ed : that he is to haue 2 loads of wood & the towne to 
pay for it 

Remember to moue it to the towne to : Choife some 
others to lay out land. 

Giles Corey mouing for Conf idercons for land that is 
made vfe of for a highway : is Anfwered : that he shall 
shall || haue || a fmall ftrepe of land near that w ch was 
Roger moreys meadow about two Acres. 

[28] Morou r Graunted to Giles Corey a fpote or 
hole of meadow neer Henry Phelps houfe & neer his own 
meadow 

Jofhua Row Requeft for land 

A Gen r all town meeting to be vppon the firft fecond 
d[a]y in may 

Jn° weft due to him : 5 1 for two wolfes killing 

Henry skery & James Riling Chofen fealers & fearch- 
ers for the yeare Insuing 

Graunted to Jn° Cole Zebulon || Hill || & willm Lake 
24 foote of land below the Buring plac each of them 

Graunted to m r Bartholmew 

m r Price Jn° Brown the son of m r Will Brown & Edm 
Batter each of them 35 foote of the fame next beyond the 
former graunts to build ware houfes & to take their feu r all 
cpporcionalle as it shall || fall || to them by lott: 

Graunted to mai r Hauthorne & Serg Porter 35 foote a 
poec the mai rs Part to be next to G Keifours. 

Graunted to fam 11 Willims 24 foote next fome wher be- 
yond the poynt about the buring plac 

Graunted to m r Gidney 35 of land about the Buring 
plac 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 23 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 3 : March 1661 

Granted that the lande lyinge alonge the high way 
agnft Tho : Goldthwaites and giuen to Hugh Jones and 
by him foulde to William Robinfon ihall all belonge to 
William Robinfon and the widow Cooke from the way to 
the brooke as it was Diuided by maio r Hathorne and 
Henry Bartholmew 

The order that aloweth fif tie f hillinges for a wolf killinge 
is agreed to ftande in force for this yeare infuinge 

[29] Chofen for felect me[n] for the year infuinge 
maio r Hathorne m r Edmund Battar 

m r William Brown farmer Jo : Porter 
m r Geo : Curwin Henry Bartholmew 

m r Walter Price 

Graunted to John Buttolf to fet fatts to Drefs leather 
a pcell of lande not exceedinge one pole and half fquare 
in the fwamp adioyninge to m r Curwins lande that was 
fomtime m r Peters to be laide out at the Difcretion of the 
felect men tpvided that if at any time hereafter he fhall 
see caufe to pt with it the towne to haue the refufe of it 
they payinge what charge fhall be adiudged he hath bene 
at vppon it 

Tho : Oliver prefentinge to the towne his deiire to lay 
Downe his place of Ringinge the bell and lookinge to the 
meetinge houfe it is left to the felect men to provide som 
other and to make agreement with the ptie for his anuell 
wagis not exceedinge the fom formerly giuen of 5 ld 

vppon a Requeft of the neighbours borderinge neare 
m r Reads farme for the Difpofe of the trees that grow on 
the townes lande neare the fd farme it is left to the felect 
men to order the difpofe of the fd trees as they in their 
difcretion fhall judge meete 

ordered that the felect men with thofe maft™ of vefsells 
that are then in towne to joyne with them to advife with 
fuch as haue lande granted at the buryinge poynt how 
they may acomodate them foe as that there may be a place 
left for grauinge of vefsells and that all further proceed- 
inge be fufpended vntill this be Done 

Granted to Jo : Beckett a pcell of lande not exceedinge 
half an aker lyinge next Rich : Hollingsworths fence to be 
laide out at the difcrefion of the felect men 



24 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Chofen Comif ion" for the towne for the yeare insuinge 
to end fmall caufes : 

maio r Hathorne 
m r Will: Brown 
Henry Bartholmew 

[30] ordered that the felect men fhall meete with 
thofe Deputed for the town of Ipfwich to Determine the 
line betweene them and vs and power is giuen them fullie 
to agree in all poynts for the full ifuinge of all differencis 
that may arife betweene them acordinge to theyer Dif- 
cretion 

ordered that the deacons doe every yeare in the firft 
m° at a towne meetinge bringe in an acc° how the yearly 
Contribution Doth anfwere their ingagm nt to m r Higgafon 
that they may know how to order their Contribution fore 
the yeare infuinge 

Richard Prince is chofen Comifion r to meete with the 
reft of the comifsion™ for to deliuer in the votes fore mag- 
iftrates and alfo for afsociates and Countie treafurer 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 6 th 1 th m° 1661 
there beinge prefent 

maio r Hathorne Sergiant Jo : Porter 

m r William Brown Henry Bartholmew 
m r Curwin 
laide out to Jo : Buttolf acordinge to the townes order 
one pole and half of grounde from the frame fet vpp by 
Tho : Tuck and foe to run ouer the run and to joyne 
to m r Curwins fence 

Agreed with Henry Weft to ringe the bell and make 
cleane the meetinge houfe for the } r eare infuinge and to 
be pd for the yeare hue pounds more he is to have 18 d for 
each graue he fhall Digge onely from the midell of 10th 
m° to the midle of the 12th m° he fhall be alowed as he 
and the pties by whom he is imployed fhall agree and if 
they cannott agree with him then they are at libertie to 
agree with any other 

alfo laide out to Henry Weft on the north fide of Tho : 
Tucks frame a plott to build a houfe of 2 Rodd in lenth 
and 20 foote in bredth at one end and 18 foote the other 
end 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



25 



[31] Lande laide out at the buryinge poynt 
To Abraham Cole next Natha : Pitman at the heade of 

the Coue. 24 foote 
To Henry Bartholmew next to Abra: Cole: 40 foote 
To m r John Browne the rulinge Elder — 35 foote 
To m r Price: 35 foote 
To Zebulon Hill: for a f hopp: 24 foote 
To William Lake 24 foote 
To Sam: Williams 24 foote 
To m r Battar 35 foote 

To Jo: Brown m r William Brownes son 35 foote 
To m r Jo: Gedny 35 foote 

To Sam: Gardn r and his brother Jofeph: 70 foote 
To ferg nt Porter: 35 foote 
To maio r Hathorne 35 foote 

and it is ordered that all the bigger lotts that are for 
ware houfes fhall leaue a fufficyent | way | of ten foote 
broode betweene their houfes and the banke and the lefser 
lotts that are for fhopps fhall leaue a fufficyent way of 
ten foote brode before theyer houfes or fhopps and thofe 
3 shopps laide out togeather are foe to wharfe as that they 
leaue sufficyent rome before theyer wharfes for grauinge of 
vessells thofe that ||haue|[ grounde laide out for ware houese 
haue libertie to wharfe foe lowe as they pleafe and it is 
further ordered that it fhall be in the libertie of any pfon 
inhabitant or ftranger to lande at any of thofe wharfes 
and alfo to more or faffen his boote fciffe or other vefsell 
at any wharfe provided it is not in the libertie of any 
pfon to lande any goods whatever at any wharfe vnlefs 
the owner of the goods Doe firft agree with the owner of 
the wharf 

[32] There beinge an agree" 1 with Ralf Elinwood in 
the ll 111 m° 1659 to keepe Sara Lambert two years for the 
which he was to be alowed 10" and acordinge to an 
agree nt then made with him he the fd El | en || wood is to 
haue all the waft lande that is comon from the eft fide of 
his lott to the poynt and foe rounde before the riuer foe 
farr as his lande goeth withall rnarih or Creeke thatch 
and further he hath libertie to fence on the eaft fide of 
his lott Downe to a lowe water marke which lande is giuen 



26 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

him for the pay nt of 5 U for one yeare and there beinge 
40 B vup d of the other 5" Beniamin Balch is ordered to pay 
40 s out of the towne rate to m r Curwin by the apoynt Q 'of 
good wife Elwood which is in full fattiffaction of 
the 10" 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 7th 2 d m° 1662 

ordered that all fwine aboue two 
pre w n ,V n n „ monthes old fhalbe fufficyently Ringed 

mr William Brown . J J » 

mrGeo: Curwin by the 3 tn or this 2 a m° next and foe 

mr Walter Price to be kept vppon the penaltie of 12 d p 

StEew Day for neglect thereof and fufficy- 
ently yoked by the firft of the 4th m° 
next vppon the aforefd penaltie 

Jo : miles is chofen and apoynted to fee to the execu- 
tion of this order 

[33] William Dodge is chofen clarke of the market 
for the yeare infuinge 

Nathaniell ffelton and Anthony Buxfton chofen fur- 
veiers for the north feild fencis and the glafs houfe feild 

William fflint and Jo : Pickeringe chofen for furveirs 
for the fouth feild fence 

Samuel 1 Archard and Tho : Rootes furveirs for the 
neck from the bridge. 

Jofeph Rootes and John Raiment for Cape Ann fide 

Agreed with Jo : Milke that he is to keepe the towne 
heard of Cowes the towne to finde bulls at their charge 
the time to begin is to be the 14th of this m° and to keepe 
them all that f hall be brought before him the whole fomer 
vntill the north feild is broken and he is to be pd twentie 
pownds one q r pt butf one q r pt wheate and the other 
half in Indian further it is agreed that he is to keepe noe 
Drie Cattle 

this 20" is pd Jo: Milke out of the Cowes he keept 
and he is to pay which is alfo alowed him for the bull the 
towne had of ffrancis Scarrie 

Granted to Jo : Mafon and Math : Woodall that they 
haue libertio to Digge clay in the hieway belowe william 
Lord Juni" for the buildinge of the way in that place as 
they fhall be ordered by mai r Hathorne and m r Curwin 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 27 

ordered that fuch that Dwell in the town and doe not 

put their Cowes to the heard but let them feed 

ordrabtCows at libertie in the comon fhall || pay || twelue 

pence a cowe toward the keepinge of the 

heard 

[34] ordered that mai r Hathorne m r Curwin William 
fflint and John Pickeringe are apoynted to run the line 
betwixt vs and Lin from the fea : to the longe ponde : 
and Thomas Putman Tho: fflint Nath: Putman and Henry 
Barthomew to Run the line from ye ponde to the feauen 
mens bounds 

John Clifford and William Segraue Defire to be enter- 
tained for inhabitants, their requeft is granted prouided 
they bringe a certificate from fom magistrate that they 
are alowed inhabitants in the Jurifdiction 

At A meetinge of the freemen the 17th: of the 2 d m° 
1662 

Maio r Hathorne and Henry Bartholmew chofen Depu- 
ties for the generall Court for this yeare infuinge 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 26th 2 d m° 1662 

Its agreed and couenanted with the 

prf ^ nt TT ^ wife of William Lord Juni r that f hee is 

mai or Hathorne , , , • .■out i. 

mr Brown to keepe and mainetaine baran Lambert 

mr Curwin seauen yeares if f hee foe longe Hue and 

SeS Bartholmew t0 J"? ft " tbe fi f ft **?* f ° Ur6 ^T^ 
and for the other fix yeares three 

pownds a yeare 

At A meeting of the felect men 6th: 4th 1662 

ordered that a beere be provided at 
prefent the Charge of the towne for caryinge 

m?Bro^ a n t e 10rne of Cor P fes to buryinge and the chimny 

mr Curwin in the meetinge houfe is the place 

m r Price apoynted for it to ftande in and who 

HeS BaSholmew ever fhall make vfe of it for the end as 
aboue is hereby inioyned to bringe 
|| it I fafe and fet it in the place appoynted within twentie 
foure houres vppon penaltie of two f hillings six pence 



28 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[35] laide out by the felect men accordinge to a 
former order of the towne of the lande lyinge betweene 
the way and the coue that goeth to the neck 

To Robert Lemon a houfe lott cont. 5 pole alonge by 
the way and 5 pole next the Cone lyinge before Edward 
Wollans houfe for which he is to pay 5 11 — 9 — d 

To widow Hollingworth a houfe lott lyinge next on 
the eft to Rob: Lemon beinge of the bredth of the former 
which lhee is to pay 5 11 — 3 — d 

To John Williams a houfe lott next widow Holling- 
worth on the eaft beinge of the bredth of the former for 
which he is to pay 5" — s — d 

To John Mafcall a houfe lott on the weft next Rob: 
Lemon and of the fame bredth for which he is to pay 

5" _ 9 — d 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge 17 th : 4 m : 1662 

Choffen ffor Jury of Tryalls 

M r George Gardn r Rich Bishop 
m r Jos: Gardn r Roger Hoskall 

m r Rich More Joseph Hardinge 

Jacoke Barney fen 

Att a generall towne meetinge the 18 th 6 th m° 1662 
Jefferie Mafsey chofen an eight man to Joyne with the 
felect men for makinge the Cuntrie rate 

Chofen for the grand Jury for the yeare insuinge 

Capt : Lothropp John Neale 

Hen : Herrick Tho : Rootes 

Serg nt Porter Will: fflint 

Antho : Buxston 
[36] Thomas Barnes ) Chosen Cunftables for the 

Danyell Rumball ] yea: insuing 

Tho: Picton Choofen Cunf table for cape An side for 
the yeare insuinge 

At A meetinge of ye felect men the 25th 6th m° 1662 
Henry Keny maketh requeft for 30 or 40 ak" of land 
where ho can find it 

granted 30 ak re between the pine meadow and farmer 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 29 

Port re lande if it be there and noe way 
T] . . . , ingaged to any oth r 

ffraniis Lawes maketh requeft for foin 
lande where he can finde it 

At a generall Towne meeting 27 : 7 m0 : 62: 

M r Edward Batter, & m r Walter Price were chofen 

Deputies by the freemen to ftand till the Court of Election 
The Select men were Defired to petition the Gen 11 

Court for pennie Cook as a Plantation, & so ingaige for 

the planting of the fame 

At a generall towne meetinge the 10 th 9th m° 1662 
chosen for the Jury of trialls to serue at the next Court 
to be held the 24th of this prefent m° 

Capt: Geo: Curwin Will: Dodge 

m r Walter Price Coronett Enfigne Corney 
m r Edmund Batter John Raiment 

Lif nt Tho: Putman 

[37] At A meetinge of the felect men the 24th 9 th : 

62 a Duble Rate for the Cuntry of the whole towne 

where of the fom Cunf table Barnes is 46 : 7 : 1 

unftable Rumball 65 : 18 : 4 

unitable Pickton 27 : 13 : 8 



139: 19 : 1 



more added : 2:4: 

more Cunftabie Barne 0.19: 4 

to abate Beniamin ffeltons Rate : 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 17th 10th m° 1662 
prefent maio r Hathorne m r Walter Price 

m r Will : Brown Henry Bartholmew 

Capt : Geo : Curwin 

Granted to Henry Keny 30 akers of lande where he can 
finde it that is not ingaged to any other : and the former 
grant is repealed. 

Agreed with good wife Cantleburie in the behalf of her 
huf band that he is to keepe and mainetaine Sarah Lam- 
bert one yeare for which the towne is to alowe him 4 U 
half in Indian Come and i in goods this is pd by Henry 
Bartholmew 



30 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 23 th 10 th 

Chofen for furveiers of the hie wayes 
mr Brow a n 6 &>r the veare infuinge : for the towne to 

Capt: Curwin the foote of the hill beyonde the bridge : 

Sergiant Porter William fflint John Neale for Cape An 

Henry Bartholmew. , , . . . . . f .. 

fide and bafs nuer loe iarr as their lim- 

itts extende : William Dodge feni r and J°: Dodge Rich 

Dodge his fon and from the limitts of Cape an lide to the 

bridge at the towne : fergiant Porter and Jacobb Barney 

feni r and from Nicholas ffelps to Thomas Goldthwaits and 

thence to the ponde by the way to linn Thomas fflint : and 

John Suthwick. 

[38] Richard Hutchifon requefting that he may haue 
fatiffaction for fuch wayes as are laide out thorough his 
lande it is ordered that the lande lyinge betweene his 
lande and Nathaniell Putmans formerly granted to Jo : 
Putman feni r entered in the booke of lands page 96 fhall 
be the fd Hutchifons 

ordered that Jo : Putman feni r fhall haue 20 ak re of 
lande in fom convenyent place where it may be founde at 
the apoynt nt of the felect men which is in conf ideration of 
want of meafure of 50 ak re formerlie giuen vnto him and 
the former grant in the booke of lands page 96 is hereby 
repealed : this aboue sayed land is ordered to be layed owt 
In a psell of land adioyning to Joshua Reye Will Elliot 
& Tho : Watson : & m r Houlgraues qpuided it be not layed 
owt before: 



At A meetinge of the felect men the 13th 11th m° 1662 

Granted to fergiant George Gardner 

pre/ent that he lhall haue a lott next to the 

mr Browne * an( l that runeth to his houfe by thofe 

Capt: Curwin lotts alredie laide out and of the fame 

Sergtat: Torter ^ 1cio he P a 3' in S e fiue pounds as oth re 
lien: Bartholmew haue Done 

Granted to Geo : Hodges to haue a lott 
belowo good Wollans of the (ptpc of thofe lotts alredie laide 
out he paying for the fame fiue pounds for the vse of the 
towne , 

Agreed with William fflint and John Neale to repaire 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 31 

the bridge in maner followinge to make a fufficyent wall 
|| of stone fl on the eaft fide of three foote thick at the 
bottom and 20 inchis at the topp and the foundation of it 
to be laide one foote within the grounde and in hithe it is 
to be as high as the hief t banke of the bridge neare the 
fluce and acordinge to the hithe of the wall they are to fill 
vpp the whole bridge levell with fande and on the topp of 
it to lay good hard grauill three or foure inchis thick all 
ouer the whole bridge and to couer the wall with good 
turfe of Englif h grafs from end to end for the which 
worke beinge fufficyently pformed they are to be pd 
twentie pounds. 

[39] Granted to Job Swinerton Juni r a pcell of lande 
lyinge betweene Rob : Goodells and his father Swinertons 
provided it exceede not ten ak re to be viewed by ferg nt 
Porter and Liftnt Putman if it exceede ten akers then it 
is not granted him 

fergiant Porter and Lift" 1 Putman makinge returne 
vnd r their hands that they Judge the abouefd lande not 
to exceede ten ak re it is hereby confermed to him 

At A mee tinge of the felect men the 27th of the 11 th 
m° : 1662 

Granted to fergaint George Gardner 
maic Hathorae to haue a lott next to that lott laide 

mr Browne out for a tailer liuinge at good : Wol- 

Mr P Price rWin lanS he P a J in g e for it; 5U as others haue 

mr Battar done 

Sergm Porter vppon a motion of Thomas Pickton 

Hen : Bartholmew ^ ^ exchainge of a pcell of lande 

formerly granted to him on cape An fide for the fame 
quantitie neare longe hill beinge on the north and bald 
hill on the foutheaft <pvided there doe noe confiderable 
obiection arife from the inhabitants of that fide in three 
months after the date hereof and to be laide out by m r 
Roger Conant | and | Samuell Corney and in the meane 
time that Thomas Pickton f hall neither cutt wood nor tim- 
b r from the former lande nor the later nor noe other man 
to cutt wood nor timber on that lande that is to be ex- 
changed 



32 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 10 th 12th m° 1662 
ordered that the widow Jackfon be 
^Hathorne alowed *>**! .^ngs to fupply her 
Capt: Curwin preterit neflefitie vntill the towne ihall 

m l ^ alter Price take further order. 
Henry Bartholmew ordered that all the inhabitants with- 
in the the towne of Salem f hall fweepe 
Chimneys to be or caufe their chimnyes to be fwepte 
SvveptonceaMonth wherein they vfuallie make fire once 
every 1 m° from the beginninge of the 
eight m° to the end of the firft m° and once in two m° 
from the firft of the fecond m° [40] to the laft of the 
feauenth m° on the penaltie of twelue pence a time if any 
fhall necklect the fame to be pd to the vse of the informer 
and for any that will haue their chimnyes fwept John milke 
is chofen and apoynted for this yeare infuinge to be the 
comon chimny fweeper and is to be p d foure pence for 
every chimny fwept if it be p d in mony wheate or butter 
and if in other pay fix pence a chimny 

qpvided that it is in the libertie of any to fweepe their 
owne chimnye or to employ any other as they caufe 

and it is further ordered that if any chimny thorough 
necklect of fweepinge fhall catch on fire foe that it flame 
out at the topp of the chimny the owner of the chimny 
fhall forfeite ten fhillings to the vse of the towne 

At A meeting of the felect men the 24th 12th m° 1662 
. Lif" 1 Tho: Gardn r made requeft for 

mr William Browne a P ce11 of lancle °* about 14 ak re adioyn- 
nu Price inge to the lande of Hen: ffelps 

nI„ B ^rH,ni msw A bil1 t0 the Cunftables of eighteene 
Henry Bartholmew r , .... _» 

fhillings ten pence to pay m r Price out 
the cuntry rate 

To m r Battar a bill of feaven pownds ten fhillings to be 
pd out of the Cuntry rate 

To m r Battar more a bill to the laft yeares Cunftable of 
5" 12 s 2 d 

To Henry Bartholmew a bill of 1. 17. 6 

(To be continued.) 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



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ordered that a generall towne meetinge be warned the 
next 2 d day of the weeke for the choyce of felect men for 
the yeare infuinge and to examine the acc° of the towne 
that they may confider of a towne Rate 



[41] Towne debtr 

m r Battars acc° of dues from the town is 
pd by 2 bills as on the oth r leafe 12 : 2 : 2 
m r Price his acc° due from the towne is 
pd pd by a bill to the Cunftable as on the 

other leafe : 18 : 6 Refts 
pd pd by a bill to the Conftable as on the 

other leafe 1 : 17 : 6 Reft 
m r Brownes acc° due from the towne 
this is pd him out of the 10" due fro : 

Tho : Goldthawite 
Capt: Curwins acc° due from the towne 
pd by Tho : Goldthwaite 0:3:4 
this is due to m r Will : Brown 
Jeremie Butman for Sarah Lambert 
more due to m r Brown pd short by m r Ruck 
pd by Hen : Bartholmew 
John Suthwick for mendinge the bridge 

before goldthwaites 
pd due for widow Denis 
pd due to m re Sharpp 
this : 8" is pd as apeareth by an acc° at a 

meetinge of the felect men : 8th 8th : 63 : 
pd to Henry Weft 
granted a bill to Rob. Lemon 
pd Widow Jackfon 



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[42] Town Credit/ 

pd m r Grafton 
George Gardner a houfe lott 05 : 00 

pd Capt : Curwin 
George Hodgis a houfe lott 
John Mafcall a houfe lott 

pd Capt Curwin 
John Willams a houfe lott 
Widow Hollingworth a houfe lott 
Rob : Lemon a houfe lott 

pd a bill to Hen : weft : I 
M r Babbridge a houfe lott 
Rich || Stackhoufe || p a fine 

pd ni r Brown 
Tho: Goldthwaiteforlande 10 : 00 . 

pd in their accts 
Tho : Robbins and Ben : Balch their 

Countrey Rates 14 : 00 . 

pd 
Jo : Ruck for his town rate 
Jofeph Miles p a fine 
James Simonds p a fine 

pd by m r Batt r in full 1. 0. 
Tho : Spooner p a fine 
Sam Corney 
Jofeph Miles p a fine 

pd to Hen : weft : 1 . . 
Beniamin ffelton 

abated 0.7.6 

Debf 

Refts Cred tr 
As in m r Battars acc° of Sam Corney 

pd m r Curwin 
More to Math : Wood for a houfe lott : 05 : 00 : 00 

[43] At A generall Towne meetinge 2 d of firft m° 166 § 
Chofen for orderinge the affaires of the 
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m r Battar 
Geo: Gardner 
Henry Bartholmew 



Maio r Hathome 

m r William Brown 

Capt: Geo : Curwin 

m r Walter Price 
Voted To alowe m r Grafton for widow Denis 12 : . 
this is ordered to be pd at a meet : of ye felect men : 8th : 
8th. 63 

Voted To pay m rs Sharp 08 : . 

and the felect men to conf ider what is meete to be done 
about the repaire of her houfe 

Jo : Lambert __and others petitioninge for libertie of 
fom lande tojplant on moultons meferie their defsire is is 
not gran ted 

the ord rs made the laft feffion of the generall Court were 
reade 

vppon complaint of want of another mill to be fett vpp 
on the fouth riuer by reafon of foe gxeate damage to the 
Towne that many cannott haue their corne grounde in 
feafon and alfo the damage thofe fuftaine that haue any 
grounde by the bad grindinge of it the towne thought 
meete forthwith another mill fhould be built on the 
fouth riuer aboue Jo : Rucks : but John Traike ingaginge 
to the towne in the behalf of his father that they would 
make as good meale as at Lin and that when they could 
not fupply the towne for want of water or in any other 
[44] refpect then they would provide to fende it to 
Lin vppon their owne chardge and haue it grounde there 
that the towne might not bedamnyfied vppon which promis 
they did fufpende any further proceedinge about buildinge 
another mill ^ j ryr^r*r>s 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 24th 1th m° 166 3 
present : maio r Hathorne Capt : Curwin m r Batt r m r Price 
m r Geo : Gardn r Hen : Bartholmew 

Thomas Longbottom is rec d an inhabitant of the towne 

Granted to Henry Weft a bill to Rob : Lemon for fiue 
pownds due to him for his wages for Ringinge the bell 
and lookinge to the meetinge houfe for the yeare paffc 

A war nt fent to Beniamin Scarlett to giue fattiffaction 
for buildinge a houfe on the townes lande and goeinge 



36 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

about to inclofe more of it that he def ift any further pro- 
ceedinge vntill he haue done it : 

The lawe concerninge fwine made the yeare paft is to 
flande in force for this yeare infuinge : and John Milke is 
chofen for the execution of it for the yeare 

James Rifinge is chofen for fearchinge and fealinge of 
leather for the yeare infuinge 

Nathaniell Putman is chofen to feale waights and 
meafures for the yeare infuinge 

[45] AVilliam fflint and Henry Bartholmew chofen to 
fervaye the fencis belonginge to the fouth feilde 

Thomas Rix and John Mafsey chofen to furvaye the 
fencis from the bridge to the lower end of the necke 

Lift nt Dixfy and Humphory Woodburie are chofen fur- 
vayers of the fencis on cape an fide 

Anthony Buxiton and Samuell Elburne are chofen 
furvayers for the north feild and from thence of all the 
fencis to Capt : Traf kes 

A[t] A generall towne meetinge the 30 th 1 th m° 1663 

maio r Hathorne William fflint and Henry Bartholmew 
apoynted to lay out the way to the Coue to John Rucks 
which accordingly they have done 

granted to goodwife Chichift 1 " a fmall plott of grounde 
belowe Rich : Harveyes houfe to fet a dwellinge houfe on 
cont: 25 foote inlenght and 18 foote in breadth provided 
fhee build on it within two yeares elce to returne to the 
towne 

vppon a petition of Henry Keny ffrancis Nurce and 
fom others for fom meadow where Jo : Putman hath 
a pcell and as they conceiued more then was laide out to 
him it was ordered that ffrancis Scerrie Henry Keny 
ffrancis Nurce and Henry Bartholmew fhould meafure the 
fd meadow and make returne to the towne 

[46] Agreed with Rich : Richards that he is to keepe 
the Cowes this Comer from the 13th of this m° and to con- 
tinue vntill the north feild be broken for which he is to 
haue 4 s 5 d a head and he is to pay for the two bulls, and 
he is to take the cowes at Danyell Rumballs in the ruorn- 
inge at fan one homo hie and to bringe them whom half 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS. 37 

an home before fun fett his pay is to be 1 q r in wheate 
1 q r in butt 1 and \ in indian 

At A meetinge of the freeman the 11 th 3 d m° 1663 
n£ Edmund Battarand H enry Ba rtholmew (^ofenDep- 
uties for^the generall Court for the yeare infuinge 

TtTbeinge <ppounded to the freemen for the inlarg mt of 
freedom it was refolved in the afermatiue by vote that the 
Deputies in beinge f hould Declare it at the next generall 
court as thei r minde and defire that there may be an 
inlarg mt acordinge to what they f hall in their wifdom fee 
meete vnto fom that are not members of pticul r Churches 

[47] At a generall towne meetinge the 22 th 6th m° 
1663 

John Pickering ) chosen Cunftables for the yeare infu- 
John Maf fey j inge 

Humphory Woodburie chofen Cunftable for cape An 
lide for the yeare infuinge 

m r John Gardner chofen Comifsion r to Joyne with the 
felect men for makinge the cuntry Rate 

m r Price : Jefferie Mafsie Natha : ffelton : John 
Putman ffranlis Scerrie : John Patch Nicholas Wood- 
burie Chosen to ferue on the grand Jury the yeare 
infuinge 

Granted to John Tompkins all the lande lyinge at the 
end of his 5 ak re of lande he bought of Jefferie Eftee next 
Rob : Cotte : from his bounde at the end of his lott both 
vpland and marf h to lowe wat r marke 

ordered that noe pfon whatfoeuer f hal! digge any Clay 
vppon the plaine comonly knowne by ye name of the mill 
plaine between the Caufway and stronge water brooke 
vppon penaltie of 5 s p loode 

ordered that there is libertie granted for buildinge of a 
mill ouer the fouth riuer neare m r Rucks 

ordered that who euer kill wolues accordinge to a 
former order fhall haue 50 s p__wolf_ for _the_ yeare in/mnge 
p rovided it be kdJh3d_wltKmjhe3,Q^ 

[48] ffrancis Scerrie Henry Keny ffrancis Nurce and 
Henry \\ Bartholmew [| beinge apoynted to veiwe the 
meadow of John Putman and they hauing veiwed it made 



38 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

this returne that they finde the meadow noe more then of 
right belongeth to Jo : Putman 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 25th the 6th m° 
1663 

William Smith is admitted an Inhabitant of the towne 

Ifaack Hull is admitted an Inhabitant 

m r John Ruck is chofen to keepe an houfe of Comon en- 
tertainment 

The fom of Cunftable mafseyes Rate for the Cuntry is 

33 : 11 : 05 

The fom of John Pickerings is 23 : 08 : 04 

The fom of Cunftable Woodburies is 12 : 06 : 07 



69 : 06 . 4 



[49] At A meetinge of the felect men the 8th 8th 
m° 1663 

ordered that Capt: Curwin take care 
pfe "' r tt fh forth with to fee the meetinge houfe be 

Capt: Curwin repaired vidz : that the wall at the fouth 
Geo: Gardnr end || and where it nedeth || be daubed and 
He" Bartholl the wmdowes mended and that it bee 
grounde f illd : where there is need : 

ordered that m^ Sharps 8" the towne is indebted to her 
as apeareth by acc° in the 12th m° laft is pd to JohnNeale 
vidz : to Capt : Curwin by his order for foe much due from 
Math : Wood 5:0.0 

*by foe much due from Tho : Goldth : 3:3:8 

this is pd to m r Brown 8:3:8 

foe Reft due from Capt . Curwin 0:3:8 

this 3" 3 s 8 d is pd m r Brown and Capt Curwin is 
alowed it in his acc° 

ordered that the 12" due to m r Grafton is to be pd 

him : vidz : by Geo : Gardn r 5.0.0 

by foe much due from Jo : Ruck : 7.5.7 

At A gene rail towne meetinge the 9th 9th m° 1663 

"This line is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 39 

Chofen to feme on the Jury of tryalls 
m r Jo : Gardner Jo : Dodge feni r 

m r Phillip Crumwell Samuell Eborne 
Jofeph Hutchifon Geo : Ropes 

William Dodge feni r 

Voted That Walter Price Henry Bartholmew John 
Gardn r and Samuell Gardn r haue libertie to builde a mill 
ouer the outh riuer neare m r Rucks provided it be built in 
two yeares or to lofe their privilidge 

[50] At A meetinge of the felect men the 9 th 9 th m° 
1663 

Geo : Gardn r and Henry Bartholmew 
prefent apoynted to take the Cunf tables acc° 

maior Hatnorne j r t u t» i j r tt- r 

mr Browne P d m Zo\m Ruck for m r Higgafon 

Capt: Geo: Curwin foure pownds the which if the towne 
™ rfp,,^ , doe not alowe of mr Battar hath prom- 

mr Geo: Gardnr f 

Henry Bartholmew "©d to repay it the towne againe 

Nathaniell Putman is Chofen Clarke 
of the markett for the yeare infuinge 

ordered that the [Rop?] liuinge in the widow Jackfons 
houfe be alowed foure shillings p weeke to keepe the 
fd widow vntill the towne take furth r order and Geo : 
Gardner is to pay them in prouiff ions as they neede and 
the towne to make pay nt to him for what he dif burfeth 
in kinde. 

At A generall towne meetinge the 5th 10th m° 1663 
Jeremie Boutman to be alowed for Sarah Lambert after 
ye rate of 7" p annum vntill the felect men take further 
order 

voted the fd seuerall fomes to be levied on the towne 
Widow Dennis 12 . 0.0 

for the bridge 20 . 0.0 

m rs Sharp 8 . 0.0 

7 wolues 17 . 10 . 

Drum r 2 . 0.0 

m re Goofe referd to the felect men and maio r Hathorne 
is defiered to state the cafe of her houfe and lande and to 
prefent it to the next Court at Ipwich for theire determi- 
nation 



40 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[51] At A meetinge of the felect men the 8th 10 th 

m° 1 663 A Rate for the towne fom is 60 : 15 : 2 

more added : 10 s 

vidz : Cunftable Mafseys 36 : 04 : 4 

more : added 8 8 

Cunftable Pickerings 24 : 10 : 10 

for pay" 1 of to widow Denis 12 : : 

to m rs Sharp 08: 0: 

to the Drumer 02 : : 
for hie wayes 
for the meetinge houfe 

More by way of addition to the Cuntry Rate 60 : 12 : 00 
Cunft a : Pick : 23 : 14 : Cunfta : Mafsy : 33:11:5 

Cunftable Woodburies 12 : 6 : 7 

for 1-4 of a Rate 16 : 00 : 10 

for the Colledge 06 : 12 : 

The bridge 20 : 00 : 

7 wolues 17 : 10 : 

Deputies expence 14 : 00 : 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 22 th 10 th 1663 
maio r Hathorne and m r Battar are 
prefent apoynted to veiwe a plott of grounde at 

maior Hathorne ,f , • * • r tt j.i_ * 

Capt: Curwin the turmnge of maio r Hathornes fence 

m' Price at the end of the lane and to laye out a 

Geo B Ga a rdnr P ceU to John Glouer for to build a 

Hen: Bartholmew houfe on not piudic 1 to the hie way and 
to make returne to the next towne 
meetinge to confirme it 

[52] Capt : Curwin and m r Battar are chofen and 
apoynted to treate with the felect men of Marblehead 
about pay nt of their pt for the buildinge the bridge ouer 
the forreft riuer and to if hue it with them 

Bills giuen out to feuerall men to be pd by the Cun- 
ftables 

To Capt: Curwin 22 : 16 : 

to Will: ftlint 12 : 00 : 

to John Neale 14 : 14 : 6 

to Henry Bartholmew 15 : 16 : 6 

to m r Price 01 : 19 : 8 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 41 

to Geo: GaraV for m" Goofe 5 : 00 : 

to m r Batt r 8 : 14 : 8 
more by bill • 03 

to m r Curwin a bill to Rob : Lemon for 5" 

for Hen: Weft 5 : 00 
to Jofeph: Rootes to two yea: wagis 4 : 00 

to John Picker inge for 7 wolues 17 : 10 
To Na th Pickm anfor wor ke abou t^Grgat Guns 00 : 12 

To m rs ~Sharp 08 : 00 

To m r Price a bill of 00 : 07 

To Hen : Bartholl a bill for 01 : 05 

[53] At A meeting of the felect men the 5 th 11 th 1663 

. It is agreed betweene John Luffe and 

Capt: Geo: Curwin R° D: Hibburd that John Luffe deliuer- 

mr Battar inge to Rob: Hibburd the 10" he foulde 

S2T G R 0: fh a i rdnr his houfe and lande for at the ferrie, 

Henry Bartholmew . . , . n ' 

to haue for ever as his owne <pp eftate 

that John Luffe and his wife f hall Hue in a ptofhis houfe 
in which the french man now liueth after his yeare is out 
to Hue in for the terme of both their Hues and that he will 
alowe them a pcell of grounde for a garden of 10 or 20 
Rods if they will be at charge to fence it in and it is 
agreed with Robert Hibburd in behalf of the towne that 
in cafe John Luffe should be difabled by ficknes or 
oth r hande of god from his worke that he shall come to 
be kept on oth r charge that the towne will free Rob: Hib- 
burd from any fuch extraordinarie charge 

ordered that m r Battar and Henry Bartholmew shall 
take care to demande and receiue all fuch debts as are 
due to the towne from any pfon on pfons whatf oeuer and 
to giue acc° to the felect men at their next meetinge 

[54] At a meetinge of the felect men the 18th 11 th m° 
1663 Beiamin ffelton beiuge indebted in a former acc° to 
the towne: 1 . 11 . 10 there is agreed to abate him for 
widow Gigles 0. 5 . 0: and for widow Corkeril: 2 s 6 d : — . 
7 . 6 and to pay Hen: Weft: 1.0.0 

Granted to SamueU Eburne a bill to the Cunf table for 
20 s |J19 d || to payout of the towne rate for foe much he 
dif burfed for Ralf Tompkins by order of the felect men 



42 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Tho: Robbins acc° of 75 11 19 s d for towne and Cuntry 
Rate beinge examined it is alowed of and the towne Ref te 
Debt r to Capt: Curwin of a bill of 20 u 
brought in by Tho : Robbins 11 : 16 : 5 

granted a bill to m r Curwin for this fom 

Beniamin Balch brought in his acc° of 35 u 2 s ll d his 
towne and Cuntry Rate which beinge examined his acc° 
is alowed and the towne Ref ts debf to m r Battar on the 
acc° for foe much he p d short of 

a bill of 5 u 12 s 2 d 00: 10: 4 

granted a bill to m r Battar for this ten shillings foure 
pence 

Capt: Curwin Lif nt Putman William fflint and Henry 
Bartholmew are chofen and apoynted to meete with fom 
of Lin to pfect the bounds betweene vs from the fea to 
the ponde by the way to Lin 

[55] At A meetinge of the felect men the 15 th 12 th 
m° 1663 

Granted to m" Sharpp a bill for 8 U due for the yeare 
paf t by the tounes alowance 

Granted to Henry Weft a bill to the Cunf tables for 5 U 
due to him for wagis for Ringinge the bell and keepinge 
the meetinge houfe for the yeare paft 
this bill beinge returned he is ordered his pay elce where 

ordered that Richard Richards is to pay Wm fflint for 
tow bulls [sic] due to him 1 . 15 . 

two yonge men the one of Boston the other of Charlf- 
towno defiringe to be admitted inhabitants of this towne 
are acc||p[ted and alowed for inhabitants with vs 

Nathaniell Pitman tkjnaimdmgej)jiy^or_worke he did 
aboutthe carigis for the greate guns it is herby ordered that 
! he be alowed eleaueri shillings for which he hath a bill 
to the Cunftable 

Whereas it doth apeare by the information of Jefferie 
Mafsie that there was 30 akers of lande laide out for 
Nathaniell ffelton neare to 20 akers of John Burtons it is 
here by confirmed to the fd ffelton as his <p right to inioy 

granted to m r Price a bill for 7 s due for a peece of tirnb 1 " 
for the : meetince houfe 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 43 

[56] Granted to old m r Gardn r 20 

fen a?owSi"e dnr & ^ eTS °* ^^ in fom plaCG n6aie the 7 

for highway mens bounds in conf sideration of a 

cuntry hie way thorough his farme and 

alfo that fom meadow of m r Gednyes faleth within his 

farme 

ordered that the Cunftable giue notice of a generall 
towne meetinge apoynted the laft day of this m° beinge the 
fecond day of the weeke for choofinge felect men and 
Readinge the lawes of the laft generall Court and fuch 
other matt 1 ^ that may further prefent 

Hen : West returninge his bill directed to the Cunstable 
he is pd by a bill to m r Croode for Chrift Babidge — 3 U 
and 20 s by m r Battar for James Simons fine and 20 s to 
Beniamin ffelton 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 23th 12th 1663 

accounted with m r Brown and the towne is 
indebted to him for Jeremie Butman 5: 10: 6 

by foe much pd f hort by a bill to the 
Cunftable in 61 as apeareth in m r Rucks acc° 6:16: 4 

granted to m r Browne for pay nt of this fom 
aboue to the cunftable a bill for 8.0.0 

to Danyell Rumball a bill for 4 . 6 . 10 

[57] At A orenerall towne meetinge the 29th 12th m° 
1663 

Chofen to order the affaires of the towne for the yeare 
infuinge 

maio r Hathorne Capt : Lothropp 

m r William Brown m r Battar 

Capt Curwin Henry Bartholmew 

ni r Price 
ordered that all the lande vndifpofed from m r Hum- 
phoryes hill to the feauen mens bounds and all on the 
other fide of the riuer within the townes bounds is left 
to the felect men to difpose of for makinge good former 
grants or to acomadate others as they f hall fee ocafion 

George Gardn r and Nathaniell Putman are chofen and 
apoynted with Jefferie Mafsye to lay out lande 



4: 


00: 





12: 


00: 





02: 


00: 






44 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

ordered that the 5 U due from John Mafcall is to be sus- 
pended and the lande to remaine the tounes as f ecuritie 
for pay nt of it 

At A meetinge of the felect men the 14 th 1 th m° 1663-4 

. m r Graftons acc° beinge examined for 

Capt' Curw^n De keepinge -widow Denis we finde due for 

mr Price the yea: 61: that he was pd short by 

Capt: Lothropp j R k b ■ th Cunftable 

Henry Bartholmew: ° - -. r . a 

pd Short in the yea : 62 that the toune gaue 
m r Ruck 

for the yea: 63 by the townes alowance: 
and for two m° to the time of her death 

19: 15: 

but this had not been giuen to m r Ruck but for m r Bat- 
tar who was || to I pay the fum for m r Ruck, and being 
giuen, m r Battar did ingaige to doe as much for the Towne 
in any thing they f hould call him too 

[58] ordered that all fwine aboue two m° old shall be 
fufficiently Ringed at or before the 20th of this prefent 
m° of March vppon the penaltie of 12 d a day for every day 
yt any fwine fhall be founde goeinge abroode contrarie 
to this ord r and that all fwine aboue two m° old fhall be 
fufficient yoaked from the 1 th of the 4 th m° and soe to con- 
t tinue yoaked vntill the 20th of ye 8th m° ||on the aforefd 
penaltie|| and to continue Ringed from the 20th of this m° 
as abouefd foe to continue vntill that day twelue m° 
uppon the aforefd penalltie and this ord r to extende to all 
the inhabitants within the bounds of Salem: and Allefter 
Grime is chofen and apoynted to execute this order 

Granted to Tho: West 20 akers of lande of the lande 
neare the 7 mens bounds of that lande we were alowed by 
the towne to difpof e of if he can finde any there conven- 
yent for him that is not difpofed of to any other 

Grunted to goodman Hull by the inhabitants of Cape 
An fide 7 akers of lande next to Dauid Thomas neare 
bald hill : 

At A meetinge of the felectmen the 21th 1th m° 1663-4 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 45 

John Weft brought in a bill of 5 U which 
A wmt for we finde due to him for killinge two wolues 
5th y 9th 64 and m Aprill 1661 the which he is to be alowed 
dd to himfelf out of the next towne rate prouided that the 
2 pfons that fende their teftimony in writinge 
take oath to it: it apearinge due there is a w rnt granted 
him directed to the Cunf tables for pay nt of it 

James vnderwood is debf to the towne for foe much 
pd the Cunftable for his rate in 62 : — 0:10: 

to foe much pd the Cunftable for his rate 
in 63: 0: 6: 6 

[59] Agreed with John Milke that he is to keepe the 
the towne heard of Cowes to begin the 13 th of the 2 d m° 
and to Continue vntill the north feild be broken he is to 
take them from Danyell Rumballs when the fun is one 
houre hie in the morninge and to bringe them whom at 
the fun half an houre hie in the eveninge and hee is to be 
pd twentie one pounds high in the fame kinde of pay the 
keep was to be pd laft yeare: 

Henry Scerrie and Thomas Rootes are chofen and 
apoynted to veiwe all the fencis from the bridge to the 
end of the neck 

William fflint and Richard Addums are chofen to veiwe 
the fences in the fouth feild 

Natha : ffelton and John Suthwick are chofen to veiw 
the fencis about the north feild and all oth r from Micaell 
Shaflins vnto Capt : Trafks for the yeare infuinge and to 
fee they are fufficient accordinge to law 

ofinund Trafk and Jo : Patch are chofen to veiw the fen- 
cis on Cape An fide accordinge to law : for this yea : infu- 
inge 

At A Meetinge of the felect men the 11 th 2 ud m° 1664 
ordered that ||Jo:|| Suthwick and Tho : Goldthwaite 
haue libertie with fuch oth r s concerned in it to fet vp two 
gates one neare Tho : Goldthwaites the other neare Micaell 
Shaflins qpvided this libertie is granted for this yeare infu- 
inge and then the gates to be taken downe if the towne 
fee caufe 

granted to Tho : Rootes libertie to fence the land by 
his houfe vntill the toune take further order 



46 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

granted libertie to Tho : Goldthwaithe to fell about ten 
timb r trees for his trade in the Comon 

[60] granted to thefe feuerall pfons followinge 

To Anthony Buxfton 30 ak re of'lande of that land lyinge 
about the feauen mens bounds 

to John Tompkins 30 akers 

to Rich : Hollingworth 30 ak re and his former grant of 
20 ak re for which he had a bill is repealed 

to Henry Sc'errie 20 ak re in conlideration of 4 ak re of 
meadow formerly granted 

to Wilham fflint 50 akers 

Note: yt for the lay- . ffranris T awpq 30 akprs 

ing owt of all the land w nrancis L.awes 6V asers 

granted on this syde: to Jo : Pickennge 30 akers 

the layers owt: haue t ff ra ncis Nurce 20 akers 

a^rtTttofthe Z- to Jo : Harwood 20 akers 

erall grawnts: the: to Nath : Carrill 20 akers 

Nath^Putttam *"* ^ t0 J ° : Mafca11 20 akers 
to Rob : Peafe 20 akers 

all thefe eight are granted thefe proportions provided 
there be founde at the place aboue mentioned foe much 
lande as will make them good after the firft foure old 
grants be made good: but if the lande fall short then to 
be equallie divided betweene them accordinge to their 
feuerall proportions and it is further prouided and 
ordered that what ever lande is laide out to them the 
toune is not ingaged to make it good if any other within 
the toune or of any other toune or place shall claime it 
or any pt or pcell of it 

It is agreed with ffrancis Scerrie that we are to haue 
the vfe of his bull this fomer for the toune heard and he 
to be alowed eleauen f hillings for the hire of him 



[61] At A meetinge of the freemen the 6 th 3 d m° 
1664 

Chofen for Deputies for the Generall Court for this yea : 
infuinge 

Capt: Lothropp: m r Edmond Battar 

At A generall toune meetinge the fame time 

Chofen to atende the generall Court to anfwer the Com- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 47 

plaint of Topffeild concerninge the bounds betweene .vs 
and them 

Capt: Curwin Henry Baitholmew Lift nt Putman 
Nathaniell Putman or any three of them 

Att a Gen r all Towne [meeting] held 18 : of June 1664 

Choffen for the Jury of Tryalls 

Serg Jn° Porter Leift Dixie 

m r Rich More Sam 11 Cor[n]inge 

Jacob Barney fen Rich Prince 

Rich Bishop Nath ffelton 

At A meetinge of the felectmen the 18th 5th m° 1664 
prefent 

There beinge a difference betweene 
maio r : Hathorne J hn Pickeringe and the qppriet™ of the 

Cap? C^rwif ^ mil1 ( that " to be built ouer the f OUth 
m r Price riuer) videly* 

cl^TJthro Walter Price Geo: Gardn r and Sam: 

Henry Bartholmew Gardn r and Heniy Bartholmew concern- 
ninge the place where it f hall be fett 
It is now agreed by the pties aboue fd that John 
Pickeringe in regard of his damage by ftoppinge vpp 
the riuer belowe his lande f hall be alowed him twentie 
pounds pvided that the ppriet rs of the mill as afore fd 
fhall haue free libertie to fett the mill where now the 
dam is begun and what grounde they fhall make vfe of 
to fett the mill |vp[ on and fullie to finifih the dam he 
the f d Jo : PickeriDge doth fullie grant vnto them and 
will faue them harmlefs ag n f t Mathew Woodall or any 
other that fhall ruolef t them or Claime any damage from 
the fd (pprief 8 concerninge the pmiffis 

[62] At A meetinge of the felect men the 17th 8th 
m° 1664 

John Robinfon maketh requeft for a fmall pcell of lande 
neare Nick : ffelps farme 

ordered that John Clifford liuinge in the widow Jack- 
fons houfe fhall have a warnt to Receiue of the widow 
Hollingwood fiue pounds due for lande the which is to pay 



48 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

foe much the fd Clifford hath dif burfed on m 13 Goofe for 
ye toune 

a war nt granted to him 

At A generall toune meetinge the 7th 9th m° 1664 

Chofen to feme on y e Jury of trialls 

Samuell Gardner Nathaniell Putman 

m r Af hbee John Raiment 

Sam : Pitman Roger Hofcall 

ordered that Henry Bartholmew beinge bounde to fea: 
he is at his goeinge away to deliuer the towne bookes to 
Capt: Price 

voted that the alowance that the felect men agreed for 
the widow Jackfons maintenance vidz: 4 s p weeke f hall 
be continued to her for this yeare insuinge 

voted that Jeremie Boutman be alowed 7" for the yea: 
infuinge for keepinge Sara Lambert 

voted that m rs Sharpp be alowed 8 U for this yeare infu- 
inge out of the toune Rate: and the felectmen are defired 
to make inquirie into the condition of her houfe and 
lande and prefent it to the Court if they fee Caufe that by 
them it may be ord rd for her maintenance as it was done 
in the widow Jackfons Cafe 

[63] At A towne meetinge the 26 th 6 th m° 1664 
NathamellJPic^manj^ ar e Chofen Cu n- 

stablesT for thistowne for the yeare jihTuinge_and_ vntill 
newjbe chofen 

~John Patch is chofen Cunftable for Cape An fide for 
this yeare infuinge and vntill a new be chofen 

Chofen for to ferue on the grand Jury for the yeare in- 
fuinge 

Henry Scerrie feni r flranfis Lawes 

Jofuah Rave Henry Herrick feini r 

Thomas Rootes John Dodge bafs riuer 

Thomas Rex 
Lift nt Putman is Chosen a Comiffion r to Joyne with 
the felect men for makinge the Rate this yeare 

At A meetinge of the felect men 31th 6th m° 1664 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 49 

A Cuntry Rate leuied on the towne the whole fom 

is 74:08:10 

The fom of John Patch his Rate is 13 : 02 : 07 

The fom of Nath: Pitmans is 37 : 17 : 09 

The fom of Geo: Ropes is 23 : 08 : 06 

[64] At A meetinge of the felect men the 18th 9th 
m° 1664 prefent 

. r Samuel Ketle is admitted an inhabitant 

m r Brown Humphrey Woodburie maketh requef t 

m" - Curwin for fattiffaction for a Cuntry hieway 

Hen^Tartholmew that is la / de . n ^ thorou g h his lande 
neare mackenll Coue 

Nathaniel ffelton and Samuell Eborne are chofen fur- 

vaiers of the hie wayes from the bridge at the end of the 

toune foe farr as the toune bounds extende toward Lin 

Ipfwich Andouer and Topffeild for this yeare infuinge 

and vntill new be chofen 

11 s d 

A Cuntry f ingle Rate of 73 : 15 : 9 

vidz : Cunftable Pitmans 38:12:0 

Cunftable Ropes 21 : 18 : 

Cunftable Patch Cape An fide 13:05:9 

A toune Rate of 63 : 14 : 

vidz: Cunftable Pitman 40 : 02 : 8 

Cunftable Ropes 23 : 11 : 4 

It is ordered that there f hall be a high way laid out 
from the way laid out neare Bartholmew Gedneyes to the 
new mill ouer the fouth riuer and is 'laid out this day from 
the place aforefd ten foote aboue high water marke into 
the banke vntill we com neare the mill to a ftake and foe 
againft the mill as it is bounded by foure ftakes in a Rainge 
or right line 

from this order m r Battar def ired to be excufed in that 
he could not be free to Joyne in it 

[65] At A meetinge of the felect men the 13th 10th 
m° 1664 prefent 

Capt: Curwin and Capt: Price are 
Cap?: Curwin 116 ch ° reD and apoynted to take the Cun- 

Capt: Price ftables acc° for the yeare paf t 



50 SALEil TOWN RECORDS. 

nenry Bartholmew A bill granted to m rs Sharpp to the 
Capt:Lothropp Cunftable g s of jgu to be pd out of ye 

towne rate for two years: 16 : 0:0 

To Capt : Lothropp for expence at the generall 
Court 5:10:0 

To Henry Weft a bill of 5:0:0 

To m r Battar a bill of 4:10:0 

To Capt: Curwin a bill of : 20 : : 

To m r Brown a bill for 10:0:0 

Rowland Powell is alowed to be an Inhabitant of the 
towne 

Thomas Prafer a Joyner beinge entertained by fergiant 
James Brown he the fd Ja. Brown doth binde himfelf in 
the fom of twentie pounds to the toune the Condition 
is that he will fecure the toune from any charge that f hall 
or may arife by meanes of the fd Prafer and that he f hall 
remoue out of the toune the next fpringe vnlefs the toune 
fee caufe long 1 ' to entertaine him 

[66] John Crabtree a Joyner Cominge into the toune 
and dwellinge in a fhopp of m r Gedneyes for diuers 
weekes and not Rc d for an inhabitant the felectmen did 
giue him notice that he was to dept the toune: but m r 
Gednye did requeft he might abide vntill the fpringe that 
he might haue time to worke vpp fom timb r he hath bought 
to which the felect men did confent prouided he could finde 
fecuritie to giue bonde that he fhould dept the towne the 
next springe 

15th 10th 1664 
m r John Gedny doth binde himfelf to the towne in the 
fom of twentie || pounds |] the Condition is that John Crab- 
tree fhall dept the toune betweene this and the end of 
march next 

m r Edmund Batters deb to the towne for soe much 
payed him by Jn° maffy; as apers by m r Batters Rect : 
10 th 11: 04: 

m r Joseph Grafteu deb to a bill well hee had to m r John 
Ruck : wen is in pt of payement of 19 11 15 s dew to him as 
apers by accot made vp wth him the 14th: 1 m° 63 on 
this book : 03 ": 5 s : 00 

more : his Rate in Constable maffy hands 01 : 03 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



51 



payed by Cap ten Corwin in fish 07 : 03 : 00 

the 24th 11th 64 : by a bill graunted to be 

pd owt of the towne Rate fifty fower shrills 02 : 14 : 00 

[67] This 15 th of the 11th 1664 : 

Constable Humphre Woodbery Renderd his accot of his 
pt of the contrey Rate : to capt Corwin & Wa : Price 
apoynted 

By mayo r Danyell Denifon 8 U p d him 08 : 00 : 00 

by the trops the som of pd him 03 : 00 : 00 

by payed capt : Corwin for : flint & John 
Neale 13:10:111 



24: 10: 11| 

This 23th of the 11 th 1664: 

Co[n]stable maf fy Renderd his acco 1 : to : Capt : Cor- 
win and Walter Price : his pt of the towne Rate charged 
before is 036 : 14 : 04 

the pluss of the contrey Rate in his hand is 024 : 05 : 10 



61: 00:02 



To pd Capt Geo: Corwin 

To pd m r Browne a bill of 

To: pd m r Barklemew his bill of 

To: m r Gedny Comitioners expends 

To: m r Barklemew a bill of 

To: m r Geo: Gardner his bill 

To: ffrancis skery 

To: m r Batter for wch hee is Indepted ) 

to the towne for 8 8 j 

To: Nath: Pittman his bill 

To : Waiter Price his bill of 

To payed m r Graf ten 

To vnderwoods Rate: noe estate to be fond 

Geo : Deans Rate: to be abated being \ 

twife Rated j 

the frensh barburs Rate: hee being gon ) 

befor the Rate came to ha[n]d j 

to loss vppon mault 00 



00 



11: 09J 
00: 00 
16: 06 
02: 10 
05:00 
00: 00 
08: 00 



00: 08: 00 



12: 00 
19: 08 
03: 00 

07: 06 



00: 05: 04 



01:08 
03: 00 



58: 04: 03£ 



52 8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Rest Dew is 2": 15*: 10* 

To pd Walter Price a bill of 00 : 07 : 00 

Rest is 02:08:10 

Reft : by soe much payed to Capten Geo : 

Corwin 02 : 06 : 00 

Reft Consta : ruaffy is Deb 00 : 02 : 10 

[68] This 23th : 11th : 1664 

Constable Pickerin Renderd his accot : to Capt Corwin 

and Wa : Price : apoynted to : Rec his accots 
His towne Rate : for his pt is as before 

expreft 24 11 :18 s :10 d 

To : his pluss of the Contrey Rat in his 

ha[n]ds is 14 : 03 : 00 



: 01: 10 



To pd by him m r Batters bill of 08 : 18 : 04 

To : pd ra r Batter a bill of 00 : 10 : 04 

To : pd a bill alowed Jn° Pickett for 7 

wolues: 17:10:00 

To : pd a bill to : Sam : Eburne : for tomkins 01 : 00 : 10 
To pd Joseph Roots his bill for 2 yeers 

wagis 04 : 00 : 00 

To pd a bill to Capt: Corin in pt: 06 : 16 : 06 

To Abate for John Cole being twife Rated 00 : 03 : 04 
To abate for Will West having ||noe|| estat 

heare 00: 02: 06 



39: 01: 10 



Capt: Geo: Corwin is Cred. by soe much payed short 
of a bill of Eleueu pounds fixteen shillings 5 d : ||granted 
p the felect men:|| soe ther is dew still to him the fom of 
ffower pounds Nynteen shills Eleuen pence I say 

04: 19: 11 
to pd by John maffy : 2" 6* 10 d as p his accot: 

before 02: 06: 10 



Reft brought to a new accot : p bill : 02: 13: 01 

At a meeting of the felect men : the 7th of the 12th 
mo 1664 : vizt : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



53 



Magor Hathorne 
m r Will Browne 
Capt corwin 
m r Edmund Batter 
Capt Lawthrop 
Walter Price 



Vppon the motion of Henry Skery it is agreed: 
and ordered that hee and somothers Namly Nath ffelton 
Tho: Robins wth the Reft that had a graunt of medow 
formerly: that the layers owt shall haue order to lay ||out|[ 
according to former grant in Concideration therof : 

[69] Granted to Humphrey Woodbery flue ackers of 
land In confcidderation of a Contrey hie way through 
his land at the bak side ||of || Jn° Blaks land: to be layed 
owt. by the layers owt of land wheare Capt: Tho: Lawthrop 
and William Dodg Judg it to be of Least pdugis to theyre 
neybors: not beyond two myles from the sayd Woodberis 
now dwelling houfe: 

Graunted vnto: Edmund Grover fiue ackers of land In 
Confcidderation of a hie way to draps poynt and to the 
fery, through his land: wheare Capt Thomas Lawthrop 
and William Dodg see it most convenient to be layed owt 
by the layers out of land 

m r Edmund Batters and Walter Price are apoynted to 
see in what condition Goodman Harvy is in and to giue 
him the best counfell they cann for his fubsistance by 
order of the Reft of the felect men 

The Worshipful! mayor Ha wthor ne and m r W ill Browne. 
arej^ynJejljDy_ th^ R^ to: Requier 

and ipcure the twenty pounds alowed of By the countey 
court for the Repayring of oure salem Bridg: of the 
countey Trefurer 



Att a meeting of the felect men: the 21th : 12: 64 

John Baxter is Admitted an Inhabitant 

mrB r r owne^ 0rn and to Im P roue the trade of a tranflator: 

Capt: Corwin Graunted to Richard Harvy: Jn° 

mr Batter Robifon and Jn° ffoster twenty or thirtty 

Wa P lte^ a pricc° P akers of land about Ipswedg Ryver where 



54 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

it is to be ffou-nd when other former grawnts are alle 
made Good: 

It is orderd that the swampy medow wher Cromwell 
medow is shall be Keferued for the towne to difpofe off: 
and therfor not to be layed owt 

[70] this 21: 12: 64: 

M r Edmund Batters Apoynted to see the flue pounds that 
m r William Hollingwood: Ingaged to pay for the lott 
layed owt for his mother teftifies yt it is payed to Good- 
man Clifford towards the keeping of m rs Goofe by the sayed 
Hollingwood: 

Att: A Generall Towne meeting held at Salem this 6th: 
of march 64-65 

Voted and Chosen for fellect men for the manadgment 
of the towne affayers for this yeare enfuing as ffolloweth 
Mayor William Hawthorne : 

m r WiIliam Brown e Capt: Tho: Lawthrop: 

Capt: Geo: Corwin Liftenant Tho: Puttnam 

m r Edmund Batters Walter Price : 

iris orderd and voted: that all the Inhabytanfe of this 
towne that doth contribut towards the mayntenance of 
the ministrey: Ither Publeek or priuat: shall Repaire 
to or pastors houfe the firft week In July and the fir ft 
week in Januaiy wheare the decons are to be there Red 
to accot wth them: Alfoe the decons are Ingaged t 
giue publick notife of it the firft Day of each week: 

It is voated and orderd ||yt|| the felect men Chofen for 
this yeare enfuing haue ffull Power to act in all the pru- 
denshall Affayers that Concearns the good of the towne: 
only they are to difpoffe of noe land: 

It is voated that whoever kill any woolues wth||in|| the 
psinks of this towne shall haue ffortty shillings every 
Woolff : puided they bring the heads & nayle them on the 
meeting houfe 

It is voated that the felect men shall make an order ac- 
cording to thire beft defcrestion for the prefervation of the 
yeong trees in the comon 

At A meeting of the felect men: the day aboue men- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 55 

tioned It is orderd yt all swyne aboue 

Sr Will BrowS 116 two months ould shaU be fuffishently 
Capt: Geo: Cotwin Ringd by tbe 20th of this in and that 

ca' t^ThTlawthro they sha11 be fuffishentl y yoaked by the 
Walter PriceT ' r ° P &*& oi the 3 th m oth to contynew Ringd 
alwayes: and yoaked: to tbe midle of 
the 8th in°th: and this order Reacheth to all pts of this 
towne: & ther is Henry Bayly apoynted for Capeansyde; 
John Bly for this towne: and Jn° Rowden for the farms 
and lotts: and to pay the fformer fyne for: not pformancis 
[71] It is orderd that Lif tenant Tho: Puttnam shall 
haue thirty shills alowed him out of this years Rates for 
his Chargis in attending the the Court: in the behalfe of 
oure towne: in defeinding or cafe betwixt vs and topsfeeld: 

At a meeting of the ffreemen the 13 th : 12 th m°: 64-65 
Choffen ffor deputis to Attend the Generall Court this 
yeare enfuing m r Edmund Batters and Walter Price 

At A meeting of the felect men : this 5 th : of the 2 th m° 
1665: 

Apoynted for furuayers of fencis for 
S?«iU H S»wSr ^ yeare: for: the towne: m' Phillip 
Capt: Corwin Cromwell & m r John Ruck for the 

Capt: Lawthrop sout h ff ee ld: Will: fflint &: Daniell 
WaSprke: nam ^ umbl e ffor the north ffeeld : and all 
lotts beyond the bridg Anthony Bucks- 
ton and*: and m r Batters for baff Ryuer: Roger Haskall 
and Joseph haris all thefe ffencis to be: made Good: by 
the 20 th of 2 th : 65 according to Law : 

It is alfoe : agreed : that m r Will Browne and m r Ed- 
mund Batters are apoynted: to agree wth a cow keep for 
the towne heard: and to qpuide bulls for this yeare enfuing: 

John Raymond of Baff Ryver making Request for som 
Wast land lying next to his land Northwest from Goodman 
Harek senior: in confederation of the want of som of his 
land layed owt to som others: capt: Tho: Lawthrop & 
AVill Dodg: are to vew the land hee Request for: and to 
make it Returne to the felect men : 

*In the original, a name, apparently Isach Cook, is here crossed out. 



56 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att: A Towne meeting the 17th of June 1665: Chofen 
for the Jury of tryalls : as ffoloweth: 
Capt: Tho: Lawthrop 
m r Richard Mors 
m r William Browne Junior 
m r James Browne Junior: 
m r Jn°: Gidney Junior: 
Jn° Buttolls 
ffra: Skery 
John Puttnum: 
William Lake Coop is voated for ||to|| be Clark of the 
mket for this yeare enfuing 

Hillard Veren is Chofen a nd voated By the towne to be 
seeler of makre ll pork and Beeff and to Gage all Cask : and 
to see yt all Cask be according to law : & that beeff pork 
and makrell be marchantably Repaked : 

[72] Voated that Tsak Williams is Chofen for feeling 
of lather for this yeare enfuing 

Voated yt : William fflint and ffrancis skery shall see 
to all the high wayes about this towne and as ffarr as or 
Bounds Reacheth betwixt this Lin that the be fuffishently 
Repayred and made good : 

Voated yt John Pickerin and John Maston Junior shall 
see yt the towne pound be fuffishently Repayred befor 
falem Court next : 

At a meeting of the felect men the 24 : 5 th : 64 

It is orderd that the Constabbls 

?B°^ th ° rn ShaU take Cal ' e t0 WSirne f0W6r men to 

Capt: Corwin wach everie night: during this yeare: 

"i r Batters It is Alfoe agreed yt: Cape An syde 

Vte *%£!** sha11 P^vide two : to wach every night: 

during this yeare: 



SALEM TOWN RECOKDS. 57 

Att a gen r all towne meetinge 26 : 6 m0 : 1665 

Choffen Constables M r Eliezr Hauthorne 

m r Willm Browne Jun: 
Ofmond Trask 

for Grandiury 

m r Henry Bartholmew Anthony Ashby 

m r Bartholmew Gidny Jof iah Roots 

Jn° Dodge fen Ed : Huniber 

Nath : Putnam 

Choffen for to Joyne with the felect men to make the 
Rate for Country m r Willm Holingworth 

Graunted to Joseph Porter next adioy[n]ing to Leifte 
George : Gardners fpott of land in the Comon neer Xto- 
phr Babbidge his houfe the fame quantie & halfe fo much 
more as one of thofe lotts & to pay accordinge to the 
fame pportio as others haue pd ther vidz : 7 ld 10 s & to be 
layd out p the felect men for beft advantage for the 
town 

[73.] Att a generall Towne meeting the 7 th of the 8 th 
m oth ig(35 1^ i s voated : that m r Elyazar Hawthorne and 
m r William Browne Junior are ffreed from being con- 
stables : for this yeare 

It is voated that non shall be Chofen Into th e offis of a 
Constable for this towne: vntill they haue bin two yeares 
an Inhabytant 

William Curttis and : Samuell Archard Junior are 
Chofen Constables for this yeare enfuingf 

Voated that manaffes maston shall haue the same quan- 
tise of land at the eft end of Goodman Rumbls lott in 
the pen: paying as others did: for thires in the same 
Randg : once in two yeares 

Voated that Anthony Ashbe : Alfoe a lott of the same 

•Copied from the original by Martha O. Howes and verified by Sidney 
Perlev. Esq. , ... 

ffhis paragraph is crossed out in the original. 



58 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

quantity with the Reft in the Randg wheare Goodman 
Bavedg leeues paying for it as others did: 

The : 1 th of the 9 th m° : 1665: Joseph Phippeny is Ad- 
mitted an Inhabitant Into this towne to Inioy Comon 
pry vileges with other men : 

Magor Hawthorne m r Ed: Batters 

Capt: Geo: Corwin Lift: Tho: Puttnam 

m r William Browne "Walter Price 

Att a generall Towne meeting the 18 th 9 th m oth : 1665 
Chofen ffor Jury of tryalls for next County Court 
Lif tenant Geo: Gardner: John Neale 

Enfidgne Zerub : Indycott : Nicholas Potter: 
Humphrey Woodbery Tho : Robins 

ffor the Raysing of Rate: to sattif fie the sever Ingag- 
ments as foiling 
To: Nath : ffelton : and sam : Eburne for 

difburfm" one the hie wayes 07: 06 : 06 

To: Will ffiint and ffra: Skery dif burft one 

the hie wayes 02 : 10 : 06 

ffor Glaf ing and Reping the meeting houfe 03 : 00 : 00 
To m r Batters for mending hie waves & to Jo n 

Luff 02:10:00 

To m r Batters: debptship 6": to Walter Price 

10": 7 weeks 16:00:00 

To: Joseph and Jn° Huchifon 3 woolfs kild : 

10 th m° : 11 moth : 64-65 07: 00 : 00 

To: 6: wolfes: kild by m r Zerb Indycott 

&ptnors 15:00:00 

To expencis by the mileshe: & select men at m r Gedney: 

for thire Inquiry after the towne & contrey stock of 

amunition 01: 04: 00 

ffor 4 wolfs killing to Phillip veren Will 

Trask: & Pickerin 10 : 00 : 00 

to: Tho: Olyver for warming towne meetings: 

8 s 00 : 08 : 00 

To: Henry weft 5 u : m IS Sharp 8": the drum- 

er2»: 15:00:00 

To: Jeremy Buttman 7" : to Jn° luff 5 U : ould 

Tomkins 7" 19 : 09 : 00 

98: 19: 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 59 

[74] To : be Adid to the Towne Rate as 
on the other syde: 98 : 19 : 00 

To Capt : Geo : Corwin 26 : 01 : 3 26 : 01 : 03 

To Tho : Robins alowed Him by a vote : of the 
towne 00 : 07 : 00 

To m r Jofuph Grafton due to him 05 : 10 : 00 

To Anthony Needham for hie wayes 00 : 15 : 00 

Voated that there shall be one hundred and thirtie pounds 
Rayfed for Defrayng the touns occations for this yeare 
enfuing according to the occations before expreft : in ptic- 
ulars: and what other nef fefary matters : shall be needfull : 

Ankias Horfman: is Granted the same proportion ||of || 
land the eft end of Good Rumbls lott : payng for it as 
others do: and is to be layed owt by the felect men 

Orderd yt Will Leet is to be taken Inconfcideration by 
the felect men : and that they doe for him as they see 
Caufe: for his Releeff: 

Voated that Samuell Eburne: Henry Rinolls and sam- 
uell Williams are Choffen Constables to searue the towne 
for this yeare enfuing 

[75] Ozmund Trask Constable of Cape An: syde: 
deb : to the : contrey Rate : wch hee is gather : in for this 
yeare : 1665 : the som of : fforttie pounds ffower shillings 
3 d 40" : 04 s : 03 d 

05 : 00 



40: 9: 3 
26 : 10 th : 1665 Constable : sam : Williams 

Contrey Rate: to gather is 61 : 12: 8 

his proportion of this towne Rate hee is to 
collect 20:16:09 

more constable Williams for James Andrews 

his Rate 01 : 10 : 00 

Constable sam : Eburns proportion of Contrey 

Rate to Collect is 57 : 05 : 00 

his proportion of this towne Rate is to collect 18 : 05 : 10 
Constable Hendry Rinolls his Contrey Rate 

toColect 69:12:06 

his proportion of the towne Rate to Colect is 27 : 01 : 04 



296: 13: 04 



60 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

At A meeting of the felect men the 29 th : 10 th : 65 : 
Graunted to Ralph Tomkins 
Mag:r : Hawthorne a bill: of 07: 00 : 00 

Cap^Jorwin Grawnted to Joseph : & Jn° : 

m* Batters Huchifon a bill 07 : 00 : 00 

oft- fawthr™ Grawnted m r Gidney a bill 01 : 04: 00 

Wa: Price/™ Graunted to m r Endecot and 

Company bills of : 15 : 00 : 00 

To : Henry Weft a bill of 05:00: 00 

To Jeremy Buttman a bill dd m r Browne 07 : 00 : 00 

To : Phillip veren : William Trask : & Jo n : 

Pickerin a bill 10:00: 00 

To : m r Jo : Graften Senior : a bill 05 : 10 : 00 

To : Capt : Lawthrop : for Jn° Luff a bill 05 : 00 : 00 
To Capt : Geo : Corwin a bill in full of all accts 

from y e towne 26 : 01 : 03 

To : Jonathan Pickerin abated in his Rate a 

|| bill 1 00:07:00 

To : Mrs. Sharp Widow a bill 10 : 00 : 00 

To : m r Batters a bill for work don for the 

meeting : Jn° Luff and hie wayes 04 : 18 : 08 

To : Walter Price a bill owt of the Contrey 

Rate for this yeares Deputiship 10" 10 : 00 : 00 

12 th : 11 th : 65 at A meeting off the felect men 

To : Nath : ffelton : and Sam Eburne 

m^HroIJne: '" 6 for hie wayes a bill payable owt of the 

Capt: Corwin towne Rates 07 : 08 : 00 

l nr , B ^ ters To: ffrancis skerye for hie 

Left: Puttnam J » . 

Wa- Price way es owt of towne 

Rat a bill 01 : 10 : 00 

To : Will fflint for hie wayes owt of the 

towne Rate a bill 01 : 00 : 00 

To : Tho : Ollyver a bill owt of the towne Rate 00 : 08 : 00 
To m r Joseph Gardner : for entertaynment of 

Will leet 01 : 00 : 00 

To : the Widow Barnes abated by y e felectinen 

of her Rate 00 : 05 : 00 

To : m r Barklemew a bill 00 : 07 : 06 

To : Zeb : Hill a Bill p order select : bee 

being Rated twile in ||61|| 00 : 06 : 03 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 61 

To : Jo : Roots for 2 yers past a bill 4 11 w ch is 
dew : this ni'ch 65-66 : vppon ye examination 
of all form r accts 04 : 00 : 00 

The 6th m r ch 66 : granted constabl Pickman : 

owt of the Rates 00 : 16 : 00 

To : m r Edmund Ba tters a bill for his depute- 

sKTp 07 : 00 : 00 

orderd that m r Edmund Batters and Lif tenant Tho : 
Puttnum are apoynted to take the constables ac cot : for 

the yeare paft. 

[76] ordered that William Leet is alowed Eighteen 

pence p week to the firft of m r ch next : & y 1 m r Batters 

is to see it pformed according to his belt defcreftion 

At a meeting of the felect men this 19 th 11 th m oth 1665 : 
where apered 

mayor Wm Hawthorne m r Edmund Batters 

m r William Browne Liftenant : Tho : Puttnam 

Capt : Geo : Corwin Walter Price : 

It is ordered y l ye Widow Barnes shall haue a bill for 
fiue shills to the constables : for soe much vppon good 
confcjdderation abated her owt of her Rate this yeare : 

It is orderd that the Currier and his man : to Witt 
Henrie Kirk : ye curir shall fforth with be warned by 
the constable to depart the town : & y* a warrant be geven 
to the constable : to Warne him to dept : 

It is orderd that mathew Price or any other thatt haue 
entertayned the Curryer aboue sayed : Contrarie to the 
towne order shall paye the som of twenty shillings p 



It is orderd j rt John Bartram haue Leaue to soiorne 

heare vntell the weather Break vpp : <puided it exeed not 

two months 

An accot of the feverall bills leuied vppon thofe psons 

that doe nott contribut to the miftrie 

Constable Williams his bill . 41: 15: 00 

Constable Sam:Eburne befids John Pickerin 37: 15: 00 
Constable Rinolls 21: 07: 00 

Constable Jn° : Pach : his accot : Renderd : to m r Ed : 

Batt: & lift Tho: Puttnam for the yeare 1664: as 

ffolloweth : 



62 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Deb to his pt of contrey Cred p Contra : 

Rate is 27 : 02 : 06 To payed the trefurer : in 

barly and Wheat 11: 04: 07^ 
to 13 troops 03: 05: 00 

to Goods payed him is 03: 19: 08 

to : Chargis for houfe 

Room & shiping 01:08:07 

to : 4 : dayes going to 

Charlestowne 00: 10: 00 

to payed Capt : Lawthrop 01: 01: 00 

to : pd : Capt. lawthrop more 00:07:06 

to : pd : m r Batters in 

come & boords 02:16:09 

to : Wa : Price p : Will Hore 00 : 04 : 00 

to : Capt Corwin p : Tho: Tuck 00 : 07 : 06 
to : m r Browne p: Will Woodbery 00: 08: 00 
to : psons Remitted & chargis 00: 17: 10 
to : ffra : masters Remitted 00: 03: 04 



26: 13: 9£ 



[77] Constable Ropes his accot Renderd to m r Bat- 
tors and liftenant Tho : Puttnam apoynted : to Audit p the 
select men: 

Constable Ropes Deb : Constable Ropes p Contra : Cred 
his Contrey Rate 
45: 06: 06 

To : pd mayor Hawthorne 25: 06: 00 

To pd Capt Corwin 08: 04: 06 

To pd by troops 04: 15: 00 

To pd by m r Endecott 01: 01 : 09 

To pd p Goods of m r Batter 01 : 07 : 03 

To pd Jacob Green p order 08:10: 04 
To pd lift : Puttnam : p order 01 : 10 : 00 

To : pd on ball towne Rate : 03:09:08 



44:04:06 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



63 



Constable Ropes Deb 

to bis pt of towne Rate : 
to what is alowed as pd 
to the Contrey Rate aboue 
owt of the towne Rate 



23:11 :04 

03: 09: 08 





72 


:06 


: 0G 


Constable Ropes is Deb ) u 8 


ri 






to the towne on ye ballance V 01 : 01 : 00 






of both Rates ) 








Constable Ropes p Cont : Cred 








To Capt : Corwin p bill 


05 


: 00 


:00 


To m rs Sharp p bill . 


16 


: 00 


00 


To Henry West p bill 


05 


: 00 


00 


To Remitted for men : Gon 


00 


: 13 


00 


To Alowd him to Collecting 


00 


: 08 


00 




27 


: 01 


00 




71 


•05 


06 


Constable Nath : Pickman Deb 


78 


18 




to his pt of" Contrey and County Rate : 


08 


Constable Pickman : Contra : Cred 








To pd Mayor Hawthorn 


11 


07 


01 


To pd Capt Davenport 


10 


00 


()0 


To pd m r Croad 


04 


10 


00 


To pd 14 troops 


03 


10 


00 


To pd Capt Corwin 


09 


12 


00 


To pd m r Browne a bill 


02 


10 


00 


To pd Wa : Price 


10 


00 


00 


To pd m r Bartholmew 


04 


00 


00 


To : pd Jacob Green p the Trefur 


3rs 






order ..... 


03 


07 


00 


To pd County Treafurer 


17 


17 


03 


To : ye Comistioners of ye County 


02 


04 


04 



78 : 18: 08 



64 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Constable Pickman Deb 
to his pt of Towne Rate 

Constable Pickman \ 

Reraaynes deb vpon his V 00 : 02 : 03 : 

acco* and is dew to him ) 

Constable Pickman Cred : 

To pd Capt Corwin his bill . 
To pd m r Batter p bill 
To pd m r Browne p bill 
To pd m r Joseph Grafton 
To pd m r Gidney p Wests bill 
To pd p ye Contrey Rat below 
To Remitted by severall men 
for Gathering ye towne Rate 
for chargis & loss about Corne 



40 : 02 : 08: 



15:00:00 
04 : 10 : 00 
09 : 02 : 04 

02 : 04 : 00 

03 : 00 : 00 
02 : 08 : 11 
02 : 15 : 02 
00 : 07 : 00 
00 : 17 : 00 

40 : 04 : 05 

[78] Att: A Generall Towne meetting this 15th : of 
m r ch 1665/1666 Chosen ffor felect men for this yeare en- 
fuing to manadg the towne affayers vz : Mayor William 
Hawthorne : m r Edmund Batter capt : Lawthrop : m r Wil- 
liam Browne senior : Wa : Price : m r Barklemew : Nath : 
Puttnam 

Voated : that William fflint and ffrancis skery are 
Apoynted to vew a peece of land wch is requested for by 
Tho : West : and to make report to the towne : 

Voated that : m r Will iam Browne [senior || and Capt : 
Geo : Corwin are Chosen Deputia to Attend the Generall 
Court for ye yeare enfuing 

Voated : that : m r Wil liam Browne Junior is Chofen 
Comitioner to Carie In the voates for ye nominatio of 
magistrate : to meet wth the Commitioners of other towns 
vppon ye Day apoynted by law 

Voated yt Walter Price is to keep the towne Book this 
yeare Enfuing 

Att a meeting of the select men this 23 th of m r ch 65-66 
whear was prefent: mayor Hawthorne: Capt: Tho: Law- 
thro : m r Henry Barklemew : Nath: Puttnam : and Walter 
Price : 



8AU3M TO"WN RECOKDS. 65 

It is ordered that Josya Roots shall haue a bill for : two 
yeares : servife wch is allredy paft : as wee doe find by all 
former accots : to be dew vnto him 

It is ordered that ther shall be an order drawen and 
putt vp nayled vppon the meeting howfe: yt all hoggs 
shall be yeoked and Ringd according to : the order last 
yeare : 

Att a meeting of the felect men the 6th : of m r ch 1666: 
being p r sent as In the margent : 

It is orderd yt Zebulon Hill shall take 
mayor Hawthorn: Care to see that all swyne shall be 
m r 5 ri J[ Browne Ringed and Yeoked according to order 

m T Baklemew wthin the towne of salem : to the bridg 

Walter Price the select men find that wth the abat- 

ment of m r Emerys Rate ytjkerjs^dew 
to constable Pickman fejyenteen_shills 3d : & therfore its 
agreed yt^ hee shall hauea bill for^lixte.en_shiTls_t6 cleeFe 
all accots betwixt the towne & him 

[79] It is orderd y': all the ffencis wthin this towne 
and the tenn acre lotts farmes ad Cape An fyde : shall be 
fuffishently mendid and Repayred by the 20 th of this 
month of aprill according to law : 

Ordered : To : vew : the fouth ffeeld ffencis for this 
yeare: William fflint and Daniell Rumble 

Ordered To vew all the ffencis in this to the bridg : 
John Massy: and Henry skery Junior : 

Ordered To vew the North ffield ffencis : Nath : ffel- 
ton: and: Sam Ebern Senio r 

orderd To : vew the ffencis one Cape An fyde Robert 
Hibburd and John Lovett Junior 

Orderd To : vew the ffencis at the ffarms : Richard 
Leech 

Chosen ffor furvayers of the hie wayes for this yeare 
Enfuing ffor Cape Ann fide : Edwa : Bushop : and 
William Dodg Junior : 

ffor the hie wayes : beyond strong water Brook : Rich- 
ard Leech and Anthony Buckston 

ffor all hie wayes : this syde: strong water Brook : John 
Neale and John Pickerin 



66 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Orderd that: ffarmer Porter Lif tenant: Puttnam: and 
Nath : Puttnam : are apoynted : to vew the bounds betwixt 
this towne and Topsffeeld : 

It is orderd yt all ffencis about this towne Cape Ann- 
fide and the ffarmes: shall not be Counted fuffishent vnles 
they be ffower ffoot in heith 

It is orderd that m r Henry Barklemew : shall take Care 
to see that the bridg be ffinished according to agreement: 
wth William fflint and John Neale : 

It is orderd that Capt : Corwin and Walter Price shall 
take Care to see the smale ffeeld Gunn be mounted fitt 
for fervife 

[80] Att a meeting of the felect men this 21 th of 
Aprill 1666 being prefent 
m" wIlHam' Browne ^ is orderd that the wach shall be- 

in 1, Edmund Batters gin y e firft of the 3 th m oth : that ther 

Walter rr?ce rkIemeW: sha11 be fower fuffishent wachnien 
everie night: that the wach shall 
begin at eight of the clock in the evening : and that the 
meeting houfe is to be the wach houfe vntill another be 
built: and that this be f ignifyd to the Constables 

It is ordered and Agreed : betwixt vs and marblhed 
men : that a Contrey highe waye betwixt vs and marblhed 
shall be layed owt the 24th daye of this Instant: the felect 
men of salem haue apoynted Richard Rowland and : Sam- 
uell Ward to laye owt the sayed way within or towne to 
oure bounds: and marblhed haue chofen mayor William 
Hawthorne and m r Hendry Barklemew to laye owt the 
sayed Waye wthin the bounds of marblhed : and to make 
thiro returns : to each towne : 

It is orderd that alle wells betwixt m r Tho : Cromwell 
Richard Gardner : to the head of m r Browns Coue Comon- 
ly soe caled : are to be fufhshently Repayred : and made 
fecure: from danger: by Rayfing of it betwixt: two ffoot 
& halfe & three ffoot aboue ground wth a fuffishent Curb 
!>etwixt this and the firft of: maye next or elce to be fild 
vpp : if noe curb then a hoghsed soe high 

It is ordered that m r Edmund Batters is to dif burfe 
Eighteen ponce p Week for the Releeff of William Leete : 
vntill the felect men doe see Cawfe to the Contrary 

It is orderd that m r Henry Barklemew: and Walter 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 67 

Price are apoynted to Rec what powder and Lead orshott: 
ther is in Capt Corwins hands : and to take Care to fecure 
it for the vfe of the towne: it being the towns stock : and 
what is in m r Browns hands : (Rec only about : 30" lead :) 

This 23 th of Aprill 1666 
At a generall Towne meeting : It is Agreed yt the felect 
men shall haue power to hier a Cow keep : for this yeare: 

Att a meeting of the felect men: the same daye it or- 
derd that m r Batter and Walter Price are to hier a Cow 
keep as Cheape as thy Can 

Agreed wth John milk: the 24 th Instant that hee shall 
keep the Cowes: for fower shillings fower pence p head: 
the towne to fynd bulls: and ffor any drie Cattle that is 
putt before him hee is to gett of the owners what hee 
Cann: and is to begin the 25 th Instant: his paye In'kindas 
formerly: and to keep the Cowherd vntill the midl of octob 

[81] The Returne : of thofe that weare Apoynted : to laye 
owt the Common hie waye: betwixt salem towne and mar- 
blhed: is vydz : that the waye: shall : lye : owt of the towne 
of marblhed : as : the Common Cart waye now lyeth : fower 
Rodds wyde : and soe to Runn : fower Rodds broade : as 
wee haue m ked trees : neere the way as It is Commonly 
vfed: only vppon the midle of the playne wee Leaue the 
common waye : and goe: somwhat one the Left hand of 
the ould waye according as thee trees are marked and soe 
to Runn : fower Rodd wyde: vntill wee com to : the bridg: 
and then to goe fower Rodd wyde: vntill wee Com to the 
litle gate: that standeth In the south feeld ffence: and 
then we haue determined that the waye shall Runn : 
|| thi-ogh || at that gate vppon a stray ght lyne vnto an ould 
tree that lyeth neere that common hye waye : in the south 
ffeeld and soe to goe along the waye: as it is now vfed: 
thro|u||gh the the south ffeeld vnto the mill dam rand the 
breath of the whole waye through the south ffeeld to be 
one Rodd wyde And that this is owre Joynt agreement : 
wee haue heare vnto sett oure hands this 24 of Aprill: 1666 

William Hawthorne 
Henry Bartholmew 
Richard T his 
| Rowland I mark: 

Samuel! Ward: 



68 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

At a meeting of the felect men the 16th : of may 1666 

It is orderd that m r Henry Bartholmew : 

SfflSnT: Samuell Gardner and William fflint are 

capt: Lawthrop: apoynted to meet wth Lin men the 

mr Batters: nex t fecond daye of the next week to 

Walter S W runn the 1 J ne and to fettle the bounds 

betwixt vs and Lin and to make returne 

to each towue in writing vnder thire hands : and to record it : 

At a meeting of the felect men the 18th : 3 th m°: 1666 
It is ordered: that m r Edmund 
Mayor Hawthorne Batters : Liftenant Dixe or enfigne 

"Senary Bartholmew Corning together wth Capt: Law- 
Walter Price: throp shall take Care to see that John 

Luff : be releved according as they 
see in thire wifdom needfull : and what they shall dif burfe 
shalbe allowed them by the towne : bef ide what the towne 
alredy alowed him 

Itt is alfoe orderd that that m r Batters and m r Barthol- 
mew together wth the decons shall dif burce twenty shills 
for the releefe of Goodman Downton for the prefent 

It is orderd that the souldyors that atend Capt Trask 
to his graue : shall haue som alowance to make them drink 
at m r Giduey & is Left to the difcretion of Wa : Price 
nott exceeding the som of twenty shills & cloth to Cover 
ye drum 

[82] Att a generall Towne meeting this 18th of the 
4 th m oth 1666 

Chosen : ffor the Jury of tryalls to serue for the Court : 
Lift : Tho : Puttnam : m r Joseph Gardner 

m r Elyuzar Hawthorne Isak Williams 

m r John Corwin Lott Connant : 

m r Jonathan Browne : 
Voated that the felect men that was Chofen for this 
Yeare haue ffull power: to act in all the prudenshall 
affayers that concearns || ye toAvne || only they are to 
difpofe of noe land. 

Voated that the work to be don at the ffort according 
to the order of the Generall Court : be Caryed On by a 
dayes work of every man through the towne aboue 16 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 69 

yeares Ould : and soe Round the towne ffrora on daye to 
another vntill the whole work be don : and ffinished : 

Voated that Capt : Geo: Corwin is Apoynted and 
Impowered to giue notis ffrora tyme to tyme: when everie 
man is to work: and how many everie daye by order from 
him ffarther it is Agreed by the towne wth refpect to the 
Afor fayed Labor 8 : that som be nott burthened and others 
eafed that Capt Corwin wth the felect || men || shall 
proportion evry man according to thire || Judgment || 
vuto whome the towne doth wholy Leaue the determination 
of it: 

Voated that whoe ever haue or shall kill any woolues 
this yeare shall haue fforttie shills p woolfe: and this 
order is to Contynew for this yeare: and to be owt of 
the towne Rate 

At A generall towne meeting held this 14th of August 
1666 voated yt John Puttnum shall be the 8th man to 
Joyne wth the felect men for Making the contrey Rates 

Voated that : m r Eliezar Hawthorne Edward Humber 
and Richard Leech are Choffen Constabls for the towne 
for this yeare and Nicholas Woodbery for Cape An syd 
vnles there be som legull barr: if soe then John Hill is 
voated to be Constable for this yeare : and that they shall 
begin thire yeare from this tyme 

[83] Chosen ffor to fearue for Grand Jury for this 
Yeare 

ffarmer John Porter Humphrey Woodbery 

.ffarmer Will Dodg senior Christopher Babadg 
Joseph Gardner: Beniamine ffelton : 

Antho: Buckston 



At a meeting of the felect men the 28 th of the 6 th m oUl 
1666 Mayor: William Hawthorne m r Willam Browne 
senior: m r Henry Barklemew: Walter Price: Nathaniell 
Putnam m r Elyazar Hawthorne Being Chosen coustable 
by the towne: hee maketh Request that : Tho : Rex m[a]y 
searue in his steed for ye yeare enfuing: wch is Concented 
vnto by the felect men : 



70 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Constable Edward Humber single Contrey li s d 

Bate is 25 : 03 : 06 

The adition to his pt of Contrey Rate is 23 : 18 : 06 



His pt of the towne Rate is 17 u 12 s 2 d 

to be adid for psons formerly omited 3 11 5: 6 
InaU: 69: 19: 04: 

Constable Tho: Rex his singell Contrey 

Rate is 
The adition to his pt of Contrey Rate is 



His pt of the towne Rate is 17: 11: 6: for 
ye towne 

66 : 14 : 4 
Constable Rex adid p persons omittd 13 s 4 d I say & 

adid by towne Rate on ye same 08: more adid 11 s 8 d : 
wch maks: in all : 67: 13: 04 

Constable Richard leech his pt of sengl li s d 

contrey Rate: 19 : 00 : 02 

The Adition to: his Contrey Rate is 18 : 15 : 01 

his pt of the towne Rate 12 : 14 : 5 



49 : 


02: 


00 


17: 


12: 


02 


66 


14: 


02 


li 


s 


d 


24: 


10 : 


10 


24 : 


12. 


00 


49 


02: 


10 


17 


11: 


6 



50 : 09 : 08 

Constable John Hill his pt of ye sengle li s d 

Contrey Rato 13 : 14 : 10 

The adishion to his Contrey Rate 14: 7: 9 d 14 : 07 : 9 : 



28 : 02 : 07 



At A Generall Towne meeting this 17 th of Novemb 1666: 
Chofen for the Jury of tryalls : for the next Court 
m r Edmund Batters : Joshua Rey : 

m r William Holliugwood Nath : ffelton 
Lift Dixee : Nicho : maning 

John Rayment : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 71 

Voated : that m r Edmund Batters m r Hendry Barklemew 
& Wa : Price should treat wth m re sharp and Her son : 
and prefent or p pound to the court for Administration 
for her releef: by sale of her land : 

[84] Voted : ffor the Rayfing of a Towne Rate : this 
yeare for the payment of thef psons vnder written: vz 
To : Josia Roots Drum major 02 : 00 : 00 

To : Henry Weft for Ringing the bell 05 : 00 : 00 

To : William fflint for the bridg at foreft 

Ryver 05 : 00 : 00 

T[o] ffarmer Porter for West wch should 
have bin payed ye laft yeare about Woolf es 
40 s 02 : 00 : 00 

To m r Gidney for expendid on Capt Trask : 
20 s and for expendid by the felect: men 
making the Rates : and other expencis in all 02 : 14: 00 

To the Repairing of the meeting houfe 05 : 00 : 00 

To: Sara: Lamberts Releeff 

To : m r Will Browne for lamberts dafter 
and for his expencis at Gerall Court : to the 
11th of 10th 66 : tenn pounds I say 10 : 00 : 00 

It is orderd that the felect men shall treat and Agree 
wth Rob Hibburd ffor the Releeff of John Luff 

La} T ed owt to manaffes marston : the 3 th of August 
1666 next to Daniell Rumbls ffence in the pen : in length 
according to his on both syds : Running north and south : 
of about feven Roads & fower foot : and in the breadth 
fower Rods & A halfe and one ffoot : and is deb* : to the 
towne the som of fiue pounds : wch will be dew betwixt 
this and the 7th of the 8th month next: 

This 11th of the 10th: 1666: the Select men mett 
It is Agreed that: there being 
Mayor Will Hawthorne Remayning dew to the trefurer 
mr Setters vppon : Constables Pickman Geo: 

Capt: Lawthrop Ropes and Jno Pach thir accots : 

mr Barklemew that the constables now In beina; 

waiters™ sba11 P a y e owt of tliis II y eares ll 

Contrey Rate the som off fower 
pounds one shills 5 d £ : to the trefurer : 

It is agreed that Geo : Ropes shall haue a bill to the 



72 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

' conftables for Eight shills : to be payed owt of the towne 

Rate : for soe much dew to him that hee payed to the 

trefurer 

It is agreed that William Curtis shall haue ten shills 

aloud him for Accomodating Will leet with roome to 

Work in his shop : p Annum: whylst hee work yr : 
[85] This 11th : 10 : 66 Bills Granted : 

Granted to : Josya : Roots : a bill for his 

3'eares service 02 : 00 : 00 

Granted to: Hendry Weast a bill for his 

yeares service 05 : 00 : 00 

Granted to : Will fflint a bill: for forest Ryver 

bridg 05 : 00 : 00 

Granted : to : ffarmer Porter Alidgnes to 
Weaft of the Creek: for killing of 
Woolues formerly a bill 02 : 00 : 00 

Granted to m r Jn° Gidney senior : for expencis 
on Capt Trask buriall 20 s & Select mens 
chargis making Rates thirtie fower shills : 
in all : a bill off for ye : yeare 65 02 : 14 : 00 

Granted to : Georg Ropes a bill for what hee 
hath difburfed for the towns vfe Eight 
shills to ye trefur 00 : 08 : 00 

Granted to m r William Browne for Sara : 
Lambert and his expencis at the Generall 
Court in full of all accots 10 : 00 : 00 

Granted: to: Antho : Buckston a bill to 
samuell Aburne for the som of three 
pounds 8" l d : for mending hie wayes: and 
is in his hands dew from sayed Aburne it 
being soe much pd short of his Rate: 03 : 08 : 01 

Granted to: sargant leech a bill owt of ye 

towne Rate: for hie wayes 03 : 04 : 05 

Granted to : William fflint a bill for dif burfnt* 

on ye hyewayes 02 : 16 : 03 

Granted ffra: skery A bill ffor hie wayes 02 : 07 : 09 

Granted m r Zerabubell Endecott a bill for ye 

vfe of two bulls 02 : 00 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 73 

Granted m r Batters a bill: for Good: Dountens 
neffefyty 6 s and for suplying of John 
Luff : in all : 38 8 Q d p him fealfe & left: 
Gard: 01 : 18 : 06 

Granted to m r Gidney senior : a bill for ex- 
pends at ye Rate making 01 : 14 : 8 

Graunted to : Geo : Rops a bill : to remitt 

Ben skarletts: Rate: 00 : 06 : 08 

Graunted to : Wa: Price : a bill for soe much 

payed the glaf ier : 66 : 01 : 04 : 09 

Graunted Will Trask: Jn° : Hill: Daniell 

Suthreck: a bill fo r a Woolf : 02 : 00 : 00 

• Graunted to : Sam : eburne a bill for Gather- 
ing ye minifters Rate : 00 : 15 : 00 

Graunted to : John Maston : Junior a bill for 
the pound & the gates at the new mill the 
som off 01 : 15 : 00 

Graunted Good: Rumbles Bill for Iron Woork 

for the gates : 00 : 06 06 

Granted Will Curtis a bill for accomodating 

Will Leet wth shop rom 00 : 10 : 00 

Graunted to William fflint a bill for the gate 

at the further end of the south ffeeld 00 : 09 : 00 
M r Henry Barklemew: and Nath Puttnam are apoynted 

to Auditt the Constabls: accots: and to make Returne to 



the felect men 

I 



♦Copied from the original by Martha O. Howes and verified by Sidney 
Ferley, Esq. 



74 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

It is Agreed that Capt Tho: Lawthrop: in Conf ideration 
of Eight or tenn acrs of medow fformerly Graunted him : 
there being non pd him: hee is to haue: the swampie 
medow : Joyning to that comonly Called Cromwells 
medow : Runing towards Wills hill : 

m r Will Browne & m r Batters are apoynted to goe wth 
Mayor Hawthorne to : treate wth the widdow harwood 
about her Releeff 

m r Henry Barklemew and Walter Price are apoynted : 
to Inform mrs : Sharp: of the Court order about her 
estate : & to Aduife her : for ye beft wth Refpect to her 
psent Releeff 

[86] At a meeting of the fcelect men : the 25th 10th 
1666: 

Mayor Hawthorne : m r Will Browne 

m r Batters m r Henry Barklemew 

Capt : Lawthrop : Nath Puttnam 

Walter Price : 
There : Being A motion made by the Inhabytants: about 
Wills hill making Request for a waye to this towne jj to 
be j| layed owt: it is agreed that they shall make <puifion 
this winter for a waye : & that Tho : Puttnam and sargant : 
ffuller are apoynted to : speake and treate wth the fcellect 
men of Andyver whoe as wee are Informed : by the sayed 
Inhabytants def ires the same : and : the fcelect men vppon 
returne from thofe apoynted haue Ingaged thire healp in 
an orderly & legall wa} T e for the accomplif hmeut theroff : 
Sam : Aburnne Constable Renderd his accot : the fcelect 
men aproving of it and hee Remaynd A deb to the towne 
vppon both Rates three pounds Eight shills l d : wch hee 
is orderd to paye vnto Anthony Buckston : for mending 
the hie wayes : 

At a meeting of the felect men : this 15th of the 11th 

1666 : prefent : whearas m r Zerubabell 

m^WilHlm Browne 116 Endecott lett two balls for the vfe of 

Capt: Geo: Corwin the towne heard ye last yeare: and y* 

mr Bdmund Eatters yd hyere of sayd bulls was nott Rated 

Lift: Tho: Puttnam •' J J , , , ., . ,, . 

Walter Trice: vppon ye sayed heard it is therfor 

ordered yt hee is to be payed owt of 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 75 

this yeares towns Rate: the som of ffortie shills: and the 
sayed som to be Ray fed vppon ye same heard the next 
yeare : 

It is ordered yt Beniamyne scarlett be Remited his 
Rate in Constable Ropes his constablship : it apering to 
vs: y* by refon of his def ishenfy : to be ffreed bylaw: and 
that a bill is to be granted him for fix shills 8 d : 

Granted vnto: Joseph Huchifon ffortie akers of land on 
the north syde of the Ry ver Comonly caled vpswich Ryver : 
neer Wilkeens waye over sayed Ryver wthin or bounds 
wheare noe land is layed owt : vppon former grants 
Liftenant Geo : Gardner and Nath : Puttnam Jeffrey maffy 
or any two : of them is orderd to lay it owt : 

[87] Att: a meeting ef the Celect men this 12 th : of 
the 12 th m°: 66 bing prefent: Mayor Hawthorne m r 
Batters : m r Barklemew : Nath : Puttnam and Walter 
Price : 

It is orderd y* vppon Complaynt made By William 
King of som Iniurious delings hee Rec ffrom som of his 
Relation and others : therfore : Mayor Hawthorne : m r 
Henry Barklemew and Nath : Puttnam : | are defired|| to 
nquier Into the matter: and to settle all things in peace 
betwixt them offoone as Conveniently they cann : 

It is Alfoe agreed yt In regard John Norman hath 
Refeued greate lossis at sea being taken by the duch : 
therfore his Rates are Remitted for this yeare : both towne 
and contrey 

Att: a meeting of the Celect men the 19th of ffeb 1666 
Being prefent: 

Mayor William Hawthorne m r Henry Barklemew 

m r William Browne senior and Walter Price 

m r Edmund Batters: 

It is agreed wth John West at the Creek : yt whylst 
hee shall Mayntayne the Cafeway over the marsh at the 
ffarme wch was m r Blakleech in Salem bounds a fuffishent 
hie waye to the towne off gloster and the manchefter mens 
vfe : hee shall enioy the vfe and benefitt of: all fuch grownd 
as lyeth in Comon : between the sayed ffarme and the 
ffarme of Nicho : Woodbery wthe pond and Beach : and 



76 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

hath Libertie to sett : vp a gate : theron ffor his vfe: any 
fformer Record Nulld : 

It is : Agreed that vppoa the next : Lecture daye com 
ffortnight that the Constable shall warne a to wne meeting: 
wch will be one ye 6th day of march : to meet together 
one the 11th daye of m r ch: next: to confcider of a mor 
cleere and Certayne || way [| of raysing m r Higgeffons 
mayntenance and ffor the Choyfe of Celect men: & other 
occations y* may psent : 

I haue geven a warrant : to : Constable Humber : to 
Warne a meeting vppon the day aforsayed : Wa : Price : 

Itt is agreed yt uppon the lecture daye next com fort- 
night as afforsayed : the constab le shall warne the free- 
men of this to wne to meet vppon the twelfth, day e of 
n7cET~fl or the n omination off magistrate : and ffor the 
Cnoyfe of deputis for ye genejaji_court: I haue geven a 
warrant : to constable Humber : to warne a meeting accord- 
ing to this ord : W : Price 

It is agreed y* m r Batters m r Hendry Barklemew : ||and 
Wa : Price I are apojmted to Awdict All accots betwixt 
the towne and Capt Geo : Corwin : and to make a Returne 
to the Celect men : 

[88] m r Edmund Batters m r Henry Barklemew : and 
"Walter Price bing Apoynted to AuDict All accts depend- 
ing betwixt Capt Geo : Corwin and the towne wee ffind 
vppon fformer accots : that ther is dew to the towne the 
som of twentie ffiue shills ||4 d | wch is a finall end of all 
accots to this daye : being 20th of ffeb: 1666 : 

I say there is dew to the Towne as afforsayed 01 u : 05 : 
04 : wch som is orderd to be payed to m r s sharp : 

M r s Sharp is Deb to the towne for a bill to Capt Geo: 
Corwin ffor the som as aboue wch hee is orderd to paye 
her twenty hue shillings and ffower pence. 

04th n th 1667 

Henry Bartholmew and Natha: Putman beinge ordered 
to auditt the acc° of Sam: Williams and Henry Renolls 
Ave finde vppon all their : acc ts 

Sam : Williams Refts debt r 03 : 10 : 

Henry Renolls Refts debt r 15 : 02 : 10 



08 


18 : 


7 


3 


08 


1 


3 


: 03 








05 


1 


01 


00 : 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 77 

and if Hen: Renolls pay Capt : Curwin 6 11 
4 s 3 d then he Refts debt r 

Sam: Eburne Refts debt r 

Rs of Sam: Eburne by foe much pd anthony 
Buxfton 

Refts debt r 

p Willm fflinte * 

36 : 07 : 7 

M r Will Browne and Edmond Batter are Impowered and 
apoynted to acte with Mai r Hathorne in the whole 
affaire in Reference to the widow Elizabeth Harwood. 

[89] At A generall towne meetinge the 11 th 1 th m° 
1666/7 

Chofen ffor fcelect men: ffor this year enfuing: 66 / 67: 
mayor Hawthorne: m r William B rowne Cap: Lawthorp: 
JJ^J^dmjgMJBatters m r Hendry Barklemew: Nathaniell 
Puttnam: and Walter Price: 

"Voated that the fcelect men shall haue ffull Power to 
act In all prudenshall affayers ffor the good of the towne 
as in the yea re 1664/65: exepting difpoffall of the towns 
land 

Voated that triall be made: by voluntary contribution 
ffor the maynlenance of the ministrye: and thofe prefent 
at the meeting to fubscribe what they Will giue ffor this 
yeare begining the firft week of the 11th m°: paft: and 
the Celect men: are defired to goe to all the Reft of the 
Inhabytants: and tak thire fubscriptio and make Returne 
at the next towne meeting wch is to be in the next m oth : 
when the ffreemen meete ffor to giue thire voats: for elec- 
tion of magistrats: wheare the towne is agreed ffarther to 
treat ffor the beft fetling of m r Higgiffons mayntenance 
ffor tyme to Com 

Att a meeting the ffreemen: the 12th: 1th m° 1666 :/7 
Chofen ffor deputis to fearue the generall Court for this 
yeare Enfuing: Capt: Geo : Corwin : and m r Hendry Bar 
klemew: 

*These three words crossed out in original. 



78 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

m r Edmund Batters is Chofen to carie in the voats : at 
the meeting of the Comistioners 

At a meeting of the Celect men : the 22th of m r ch 
1666/7: p r sent mayor Hawthorne: m r Batters: Capt: 
Lawthrop : m r Barklemew : m r William Browne : and 
Walter Price : 

It is ordered that : alle swyne : shall be Ringd and 
Yeoked according to that order : made In the yeare : 1663 : 
and a coppy of that be putt vpp vppon the meeting houfe : 
John Blye : is Apoynted to see this order executed 

Chofen : ffor survayers of ffencis as ffolloweth : for the 
south ffeeld : Georg Kezar : and Richard Prince : I haue 
geven order to them ffor the towne : Tho : Roots: and 
William Curtis: order is given y m ffor Cape Ann syde: Tho: 
Picton: and John Grouer: for the North ffeeld and the 
glaff houfe ffeeld ||and the reft about y r || John: Burton: 
and Isack Cook: and ffor the ffarms Nath: Puttnam: 

[90] Chosen ffor furuayers of the heye wayes ffor this 
yeare: wthin the towne to the bridg Edward fflint and 
Tho: Robins Beyond the bridg Samuell Aburne and 
Josyas Suthreck: ffor Cape An syde: Beniamine Balch: 
and Lott Connant : 

Chofen: ffor Clark off the m r ked for this yeare Stephin 
Hafkett 

Chofen ffor felers of Leather: Hendry Skeiy Junior: 
and the Currier: that Cohabbitts wth: Sam: Bedle: 

It is ordered that m r Edmund Batters is def ired and 
Impowered to see the meetting | houfe || : repayred and to: 
order whoe shall sitt in the seats at the south end: boath 
aboue and bellow the Gallerie : wheare the Chimney was 
fformerly 

Itt is orderd that the towne shall beare the Charg of the: 
Gates : at the new mill : at the entring vppo the dam : and 
the gate next to the common : and that the cpprioters off 
the mill shall mayntayne the dam : 

Agreed wth : John Milk the 11th of Aprill 1667 : that 
hee is to : keep the towne herd ffrom the 16th day of this 
Instant to the midlo of the 8th m° : next : and hee is to 
haue for his payment after the same Rate as hee had laft 
yeare : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 79 

At a meeting of the fcelect men this 3 th of Maye : 1667 
Maijor Will : Hawthorne m r Henry Barklemew 
m r Edmund Batters : and Walter Price : 

Nath: Puttnam 
It is Agreed that: m r Edmund Batters William fflint 
and Richard Leech : are Apoynted to meet wth Andyver 
men at Lift : Tho : Puttnam : and are Impowered to setle 
the contrey hie waye betwixt vs and Andyver: soe as neere 
as they Cann Beft Accomodate : them and oure Neyboures 
both at Wills hill and oure ffarmers : According to Law : 
to be one the 7th of may next at 8th of the Clock in the 
morning : and that: Nath : Puttnam shall : giue notife 
hearof : to Richard leech : and maijor Hawthorne to giue 
notife to William fflynt : or any two apoynted aboue sayed : 
It is orderd and agreed than John Onus and John 
marfh : shall haue libertie to build a feat at the weaft end 
of the meeting houfe vnder the gallerie : (puided they take 
in Into them soe many as the felect men think meet : 

[91] Graunted: m r EUezur Hawthorne m r John Cor- 
win and Company libertie to : build a feate : in the ffront 
of the south Gallerie : (puided that it doth nott Anoye 
thofe that ||are|| behind them: neyther thofe that are feted 
vnder the gallerie : and that they take in wth them soe 
many as the felect |men| Judg meet and convenient: 

Att a generall Towne meeting : the 6th of the 3 d month : 
1667 : voated that the paffage : or place that was cutt 
vppon the neck to goe over to Winter Hand is to be 
stopped, and a fuffishent waye to be made over to the 
Hand : and Capt : Corwin Wa : Price : and m r Henry 
Barklemew : are Chofen and apoynted to determine the 
place : wheare it shall be stopped and the breadth of ye s d 
waye : and of such other conveniencis whearby a fuffishent 
I waye || to the Hand be finished 

Voated y l y r be a Rate of two hundred pounds Raysed 
ffor m r Higgiffon o r Reuerent paftor to paye fforttie pounds 
y* wee are short ffor ye three yeares paft and on hunderd 
and fixtie pounds : for this prefent yeare : and it is left to 
ye felect men together wth Capt Corwin and m r Joseph 
Graften senior : whoe are to Joyne wth the felect men : 
in making sayed Rate : 



80 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att a meeting of ye felect men this 7th of June 1667 : 
being p r sent : 

maijor William Hawthorne : m r Henry Barklemew 
m r Edmund Batters Walter Price : 

Capt : Thomas Lawthrup : 
It is orderd and Agreed : yt m r Edmund Batters and 
Nathaniell: || Putnam || are Apoynted and Impowered : to 
pfect the agreem* wth Goodman ffuller about the hie waye 
betwixt Salem and Andyver: as alfoe to treat wth the 
Court at Salem about the bridg: and to doe all things 
neffefary for the compleating finishing and recording all 
y* is requifett to be don : wth refpect to ye sayed waye : 

At Generall towne meeting this 15th of the 4th moth : 
1667: 

Chosen to'serue ffor Jury of tryalls to searue this next 
Court: 

m r Joseph Graften senior m r William Hollingworth 
Jacob Barney senior : m r Samuell Gardner 

m r John Browne senior : m r Jno Gidney Junior : 
Joseph Phippeny : 

[92] At a meeting of the felect men the : 26th of 
July 1667 : being p r sent 

maijor William Hawthorne : m r Hendry Barklemew 
m r William Browne senior : Walter Price : 
m r Edmund Batters Nath : Puttnam : 

Maijor William Hawthorne is defird and hearby Im- 
powered to Agree wth William fflint or any other y* hee 
Cann Gett: to repaire the Bridg at fforest ryver : soe ffar 
f oorth as wee are Inioynd by order of Court June 25 : 
1667: wch order doth requier vs to doe one halfe 
|[suffishent|| for horse and foott : rayled both sides 

It is orderd yt : Capt-: Corwin Be delired to proseed n 
taking Care that the great Gunns be caryed downe to the 
fort : wth what convenient speed : hee Can : and that the 
towne shall defrayo the Charg of the caredgis and trans- 
porting of them to the fort : only m r Edmund Batter and 
Nathaniell Puttnam Confent not: 

It is orderd yt vppon the next lecture daye : the Con- 
stable is to Warno a towne meeting to be the next laft 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 81 

day of that week about Nyne of the Clock : for the choyce 
of a Grand Jury An Eight man and what elce may 
occationaly fale in 

At A generall towne meeting held this 10th of the 6th 
m oth 1667 : 

Chofen for to ferue vppon the Graund Jury for this yea ■ 
enfuing 

Jeffrey Maffy : ffra : Skery 

John Neale Henry Herek senior 

Sam : Cor[n]ing : Sam : Aburne : 

Joseph Hucheibn : 
Chofen ffor an Eight man for making the Rates : 
m r Joseph : Graften 

Att a meeting of the felect men this 30th of the 6th 
m oth 1667 being p r sent 

maijor Hawthorne : m r Batters : Capt Lawthrop : m r 
Barklemew : Nath : Puttnam and Walter Price : 

It is orderd that vppon the next lecture daye the con- 
stable is to warne A towne meeting : to be one laft daye of 
the same week about Nyne of the clok for choyfe of Con- 
stabls : and : togiue then pu[b]like warning : that all thofe 
y l haue taken in any pt of the towns land : shall apeare at 
ye sayd towne meeting : to make thire Compofistion : or 
elce to abyde the determination of the towne as alfoe to 
confider about Will Loyds Releeff : 

[93] Att A towne meting the 21 th of September 1667 
Corporall Jn° Putman is chofen for Conftable for the year 
infuing 

Nathanell Stone is Chofen for Conftable for the year 
infuing 

Jn° Buttalf is chofen for Conftable for the year infuing 

Bartellmew Gidney is chofen Conftable for the year 
infuing 

it is voated that Capt Georg Corwin & William Browne 
Senior is to Agre with A man for to be A whipper for 
the year infuing 

At A generall towne meeting: the 16 th of the 9 th moth : 
1667: 



82 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Chosen : to searue on the Jury of tryalls nex County 
Court at Salem 

Walter Price m r Joseph Gardner 

Lift : Geo: Gardner John Williams 

mr Will : Browne Junior : William Rayment : 

Will Dodg Junior : 

Hendry Rinolls is axepted of : to feavue in the offis of 
A constable : in the Roome of Barklemew Giddney for 
the yeare enfuing the sayed Giddney sattiffing him for his 
tyme : 

Voated that the felect men : take care ffor to repaire 
the meeting houfe : and ffor y* end are Impowered to levie 
a towne rate for the Charg of it : and for repayring hie 
wayes : and to Allow William leet: what they Judgismeet 
for his neffefiity and Alfoe : to rayfe soe much as may be 
neffeffaire for any other of the towns poore 

Voated y* ye som of two hundered pounds be rayfed ffor 
m r Higgifon: by a Rate : and the felect men w lh Capt Cor- 
win and m r Joseph Grafton senior: doe speedyly make the 
sayed Rate : according to a former voate of ye towne: and 
it is further voated yt ye quakers are nott to be Rated in 
the sayed rate: being if or the mayntenance of ye Minis- 
trie 

Voated yt ye Constabls are difcharged from whipping 
any this Yeare : and ye towne is to prouide on for y' ser- 
uice: 

[94] Constable : John Puttnams his pt of a f ingle 

Contrey Rat : 1667 wch Amounts to the som of fixteen 

pounds 3 s 9: 16: 15: 05 

his pt Adid to the contrey Rat is 09 : 03 : 00 

contrey:— 25: 18: 05 25: 18: 05 

his pt of towne rate he is to collect is 18: 08 : 11 

his pt of ye rate ffor the miuistrye to collect is 55: 10 : 00 

99: 17: 01 

Contrey : Rate: with ye Adiftion is 25 : 18 : 05 : 
towne Rate is 18 : 08: 11: 

mynisters Rate is 55: 10: 

99: 17: 4 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Constable Hendry RinolLs his pt of A Tingle Contrey rate 
to collect for this yeare 1667 is 23 : 18 : 10 

Constable John Buttolff his pt of A single Contrey Rate 
for this yeare 1667 to collect is 19 : 03 : 08 

his Adiftion to the Contrey Rat is 09 : 05 : 02 



To his : pt of towne Rate is 
To: his ptof ye ministers rate 



Contrey Rate is wth the adiftion 
Towne Rate is 
mynisters Rate is 
In all is 







28: 


08: 


lo 






21: 


05: 


7 






71: 


05: 


0:) 




120: 


19: 


08 


28: 


08: 


10 






21 


05: 


7 






71: 


05: 


03 







120": 19 s : 08 d 



The Constable of Cape Anfide his pt of A fengle con- 
trey Rate to collect for this yeare 1667 : is 14: 6: 9 
post to the other fide* 

[95] Corporall John Puttnam constable his single 
Contrey Rate to collect : for this yeare 1667 is 

16 11 : 15 s : 05 4 

The Adition to his Contrey Rate is 09 : 03 : 00 

To : his pt of towne Rate is 18 : 08 : 11 

To : his pt of ye Ministers Rate is 55 : 10 : 00 
The Trefurers warrant is dell to corp : 

Puttnam: "99: 17: 01 

Hendry Rinolls Constable his sengell Contrey Rate to 

collect is 23": 18 s : 10 d 

To : his pt Addid to the contrey Rate is 11: 14: 07 
To : his pt of towne Rate : is 24 : 16 : 06 

To: his pt of the ministers Rate: 86: 03: 08 

u 146: 13: 07 

To b[e] adid for: Wharton: foster: the 

Weverat Good lord and: Tim Robifson 001: 13: 08 

148 : 07: 03 

•All of this page (94) is crossed out in the original, see next page (95). 



84 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Corporall John Buttolffs Conftable his pt of sengle 

Contrey Rate to collect is 19": 03 s : 08 d 

To: his pt Atldid to the contrey Rate is 09 : 05 : 02 
To: his pt of the towne Rat to Collect is 21 : 05 : 07 
To: his pt of the ministers rate is 71: 05: 03 71 : 05 : 03 

M 120 : 19 : 08 

Nath : Stone : Constable of Cape Anfid his pt of contrey 

fengle Rate to collect is 14 : 06 : 9 

To his pt of contrey Rate addid is 07 : 02 : 10 

"21: 09: 07 
The County Treafe" warrant is ll u -5 s -4 d 

[96] At a meeting of the felect men the 19 th : 10 th : 
1667 being prefent: maijor Hawthorne: m r William 
Browne ni r Edmund Batters : capt. Lawthrop : Walter 
Price and m r Henry Barklemew : 

It is ordered that : Capt : Geo : Cor win m r Henry Bark- 
lemew Samuell Gardner and William fflint: shalle meet 
wth lin men som tyme betwixt this and the fir ft of m r ch: 
next and hearby : haue ffull power to conclude and fynal- 
ly determine and Agree : in the fettling of the bounds : — 
betwixt vs and the towne of bin : or any three of them 

Graunted vnto : Henry Weast a bill for Ringing the 
bell and Clening the meeting houfe 05 : 00: 00 

Att A meeting of the felect men : this 24th: llth: m° : 
1667 : || being || prefent 

maijor Hawthorne : m r Henry : Barklemew 

m r Edm : Batters Walter Price 

Capt: Lawthrop : Nath : Puttnam: 

Itt is ordered that noe person or psons shall from hence 
fforth : make tfast any lightor or any veffell great or smale 
to any pt of the Bridg at the fforest Ryver : vpponye pan- 
altie of twenty shillings for every such default : 

It is ordered y* : Robert Hibburd : shall haue fforty 
sbills out of the towne Rate : for his exterordynary troble 
and expence about his ffather Johu Luff: & to haue a bill 
to ye constable fort : 

It is orderd m r Thorndick shall haue satiffaction fforthe 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 85 

hie waye that was layed out through his land to the Creek : 
ward : and yt thofe psons yt layed owt the sayed waye 
shall vew the damadg and make Refonable sattiffaction in 
land one cape Aniide for the same soe ffav as the law doth 
order : 

[97] Bills Graunted p order of the felect men : this 
24: 11 th : 1667 
To : Rob Hibbird for exterordynary Charg: 

to Jn°Luff 02: 00: 00 

To sargant ff uller a bill for entertayning the 

layers owt of the hie waye betwixt vs 

and Andyver 00: 10: 00 

To : William fflint a bill to Rinolls : for re- 

payring hie wayes and the one halfe of 

fforest ryver bridg 04: 00: 00 

To : m r edmund Batters bills for dif burfm ts 

for ye towne 16 : 14 : 02 

To: Walter Price ffor difburfmt for the 

millitary wach 01: 01: 06 

To: Phillip Cromwell for work & barows for 

ye Gutt* 02 : 18 : 03 

To: Sam Gard for work don at the Gutt 02 : 06 : 00 

To : ffra : Skery ffor ye hie wayes 01:10: 6 

To : m r Jn° Gidney senior for select mens ex- 
pends 05: 07: 00 
To: Josya:Roots a bill for his laffc yeares 

fervife 02: 00 : 00 

To: m r William Browne a bill ffor feuerall dif- 

bursmts 17 : 09: 00 

To : m r Barklemew : a bill for diiburfmts to 

mrs sharp : 00 : 10 : 00 

To : Walter Price a bill for mrs sharps 00 : 10 : 00 

To : m r Batters a bill for m rs sharp 00 : 10 : 00 

To : Good : Buckston a bill abated him for 

ministers Rate : 00: 04: 06 

To : m r Jno : Gidney senior for expencis : 21 : 

12 : 67 vpon the select mens meeting 01; 00: 00 

58: 10: 11 

* Crossed out in the original. 



86 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

It is orderd that m r William Browne and Capt : 
Thomas Lawthrop shall Audict the last yeares constabls 
accots : and to mak theier Returne by the latter end of the 
next month to the felect men : 

[98] At A meeting of the felect men : this 21th of the 
12th m oth 1667, being p r sent 

maijor: William Hawthorne m r Edmund Batters: 

m r William Browne m r Hendry Barklemew 

Capt Tho : lawthrop : Nath : Puttnam 

Walter Price 

It is orderd that the receipt ffrom the trefurer be heare 
recordid : and be sett one fyle the som of wch refeipt is as 
ffolloweth : vzt 

Receued of the constabls of Salem for the yeare 1665 : 
in ffull of thire Rates for that yeare bein one hunderd and 
thirty pounds fower shills and fower pence Being accor- 
ding to my Warant and the generall Courts order as 
Wittnes my hand 25th Aprell 66 the 22 u of ould being 
therin payed and hear by discharged : and this [is] a trew 
coppy of s d rec' p me Richard Rufiell 

It is ordered that John Edwards and Company shall be 
payed owt of the next yeares towne Rate according to 
towne order for the Killing of three Woolues: 

It is orderd yt Maijor Hawthorne and William fflint 
shall be payed: for the vfe of thire two: bulls the towne 
had this laft yeare to be Rayfed vppon the Cowes the next 
yeare : they having Rec no fatiffaction for them : wch is 
twenty shills a peece: 

It is orderd that : Antho: Needham be payed the som 
of fifteen shills owt of the towne Rate: it being dew: for 
mending the hye way in the yeare 1665 : & it apeares not 
yett payed 

It is orderd yt warning shall be geven vppon the next 
lecture daye : that ther be a publike towne meeting vppon 
tho 10th daye of m r ch being the 3 d daye of the week : for 
the choyfe of felect men : and what else maye be materyall 
at Eight of tho clok : : and yt the ffreemen Alfoe Attend 
at one of the clock : for the nomination of magistrats & 
the choyfe of deputis for the Generall Court and County 
trefurer: 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 87 

[99] Att a Gen r all Towne Meeting of the Inhabitants 
March 10 th 1667-8 : in the Mornige 

Select men choffen for the yeare enfuing 

M r Willm Browne fen Humphrey Woodbury 

Serg* Jno Porter Jno Pickeringe 

Nath Putname Edmond Batter 

Jn° Putname 

Ordered that on the 19 th of this Instant Moneth beinge 
the fift day of the weeke is apoynted declared and voted 
to be a Gen r all Towne Meetinge for to Confid r of M r Hig- 
ginfon ou r paftors Motions about fetlinge of the man' of 
his Mayntenance as alfo to Confider what to doe further 
about fatiffiinge ||him|| about his houfe togeather with his 
motion about pay mt : to be made to m r Rich More for his 
Tranfportinge of him from Boston to falem as alfo to fat- 
iffie him about feauen pounds in money taken out of that 
Mayntenance wh by the people heer was giuen to him, in 
the yeare 1662 

As alfo to attend fome Motions of feu r all of o r breathern 
and Neibours about feu r all peecs and percels of Land and 
other matters of that nature fuetable for foe folemne a 
Meetinge 

Edmond Batter is Intrusted and called to take || care [j of 
the Bookes of Records for the yeare enfuinge, 

Att a meeting of the ffreinen in the afternoone the 
fame day 

Choffen for deputys for the yeare Infuen, 

Serg : Jn° Porter and Edmond Batter 

M r Jn° Gidney Choffen to Cary the voats to meet the 
Comff ion re of the Shore the last 4th of this Inftant. 

In Anfwer to a motion of o r Breathern of Baffe Riu r 
pTented to vs from the gen r all Court wee thinke it the 
beft expedient for them to be a Township of themfelves : 
if they deiire it, and theire do Confentif Content with ye 
pfent bounds alredy fett them 

[100] Att a Gen r all Towne Meetinge 19 : 1 m0 : 1667/8 

Its Ord r ed that the mayntenance of the minftry for this 

p r fent yeare beginge first of ll ffi0 : last past shalbe by a 

Voluntary Contribucon deliu r ed into the deacon boxe, 

And thofe pfons that doe not contribute: or not contribute 



88 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

to their abilitie and estats shalbe Rated by the felect men 
in beinge and they are hearby Impowered to Colect what 
is Rated (puided if it be paid in money that it shalbe ac- 
cordinge to : one hundred and twelue pounds and if in 
other pay to the value of one hundred and f ixty pounds 

In Anfwer to M r Higginfons Motion about the feauen 
pounds in money taken from the Deacons in the yeare 62: 
its reffered to the Church to make fatiffacon 

In Anfwere to m r Higginfon Motion for the pay mt of m r 
Rich More for bringinge him from Boston to Salem its 
left to the felect [men] to agree with him about and to 
pay him, wee alowe him forty shillings 

The Motion of M r Higginfon about the houfe he dwel- 
eth in Reffered to the next Towne meetinge, for an An- 
fwer 

The matter aboute a bridge to be made ou r the Riuer 
in Andover Roade Edmond Batter is apoynted To treat 
with the magiftrate of this County at the next Court held 
at Salem and 

In Answer to M r Edward Norice to his Requeft The 
towne doth graunt him three pounds for to build a Chym- 
ney in his s[c]hoole houfe: and fiue pounds for hs In- 
couragm 1 for teachinge of Children for the yeare enfuinge 

In Answer to willm Lord his Reqest he is already paid 
for the Land on wh the meetinge houfe doth stand and 
about the meetinge houfe and he may take what further 
Courfe he feeth good 

In Anfwer to mordechai Crauat Request that he maye 
haue liberty to fell beare and yictualls, its aproued of for 
one yeare enfuinge. 

Mary the Relick of Thomas Read deaffed haui[n]g 
liberty from ye County Court 25-4-1667 fold a pfell of 
land about one hundred Roods to John Pudney by the 
Confent of felect men. 

[101] 19: 1: y Instrucon giuen to the felectmen 
1 wee defire of y u and expect from y u that y u be 
carfull to obferue all thofe things that are injoned y u by 
by the Country Lawes that foe the Towne may not fuffer 
for y r neglect therein 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 89 

2 y u shall neither giue fell or exchange any land 
belonginge to the Towne 

3 y u ||shall|| raife noe money: Nor towne Rate with- 
oute the vote of the Towne 

4 you shall no wayes Ingage the Towne fo as to bringe 
them into debt except in cafe of neffety of the poore &c 
wherin we defire ||god|| to Incourage y u 

5 wee defire y u to take care of the heard and Bulls 
And in all thefe wee defire god may helpe y n and be with y u 

Att a meetinge of the felect men beinge p r fent 20 : 1 : mo 
1667/8 

Its ord r ed about fwine that all fwine 

Ser7poiSr° Wne ab ° Ue tw0 months old shalbe fofficient- 

Nath Putnam ly Ringed by the 3 d day of Aprill and 

Humphrey woodbury foe to be kept ringed on the penalty 

Ed^BauIT ° f 12 * P <% *>r neglect and to || bel 

Jno Putname fufficiently yokd by the 14 of third 



moneth next Infuing on the fame pen- 
alty all thofe fwine that goe on the Comon, Jn° glow r : 
apoynted To fee the execution of this ord r Joseph Haris 
for Cape An fide 

Sealers of Leather Choffen for this pfent yeer Henry 
Skery Jun and Blunt the Cuirier 

Suruei" for fences for fouth field Will fflint & Jn° 
keiney: Jn° Peafe and Jn° Tomkins for North field and 
glafe houfe field fences & others therabouts 

M r Jno Rucke and Samll Williams for the towne 
Jn° Blacke Jun Lott Conant for Cap An fid 
Suruei 1 " 5 for high wayes from the Bridge to the lower pt 
of the towne m r Willm Brown Jun and Jn° Pickering 

[102] 20-1-67/8 Survei re beyond the Bridge to Beni 
Scralets Willm Traske and Samll Gafcoine 

ffor the farmes beyond Ben Scralts Leift Thomas Put- 
nam and Robt Prince & Jn° Porter 

Cape Ann fide Willm Ray mt and || Jn°||- Patch 

Eliz r Gidney apoynted Clerke of market for the pfent 
year 



90 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Edmond Batter Choffen Clearke of felect men for the 
yeare enfuing 

Jn° Edwards is to be paid for a wolfe wh he killed 
about 18 th of this pfent moneth 

Att a meetinge of felect men 24 : 2 m0 : 1668 pTent 

Ther beinge a diference betweene 
fergIp™ter° Wn Heni T Reinolds & parte" in a Gen'all 
Nath Putnam field : wee apoynte ferge Porter & Nath 

Jno Putnam Putname to attend the buffines & are 

impowrd to fetle the diference : about 
the fence 

ffor the orderinge of the Constabls watch the yeare 
enfuinge fixe men are to wat[c]hfor: the tyme of the 
fettinge of the Gen r all Court: and afterwards foure for the 
remaynd r of the fum r : all Troop" that baue been lifted 
before the yeare 1661: not to be warned nor required to 
wat[c]h. 

Att a meetinge of felect men 28-3 m0 1668 beinge pfent 
further its ordered y l : all are to wat[c]h 
Na r t S hP°u r tname for the 3' ear enfuinge accordinge to 

Jno Putname the law title wat[c]hs made may 22: 1661 

Jno Pickeringe an y orc jrs ma( j e a b 0U e not withftanding 
Its ordered that all Rams shalbe taken 
of from all the townes Comons by the owners of them by 
the fiueteene of July vntill the firft of Nouember : and if 
any Rams be fouod on the Comon in that Interim of tyme : 
the owners shall pay 12 d p day to any that shall Informe, 
& this ord r to Continue vntill farther ord r be taken 

[103] 28-3-68 The Return of ferg Jn° Porter & 
Nathaniell Putnam about the diferenc of the fences in 
glaffehoufe field fenc, fay that the fences between them 
within the field & without the field : shall beare an equall 
qiporcn accordinge to the quantitie of Land within the 
fence. And the Gen'all field shall beare an equall <pporcon 
accordinge to the land within the fence 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 1 : 4 m0 68 
Choffen for the Jury of Trialls 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 91 

Capt Lowthrope Jn° Gidney 

m r Hen Bratelemew m r Rich Hollingworth 

Leift Putname Nath ffelton 

M r Samll Gardn r 
vpon a motion of Ed Batter for a fmall pcell of land 
next to Elias ftilemon[s] warehoufe it, and the whole 
Coue left to Confd r acon vntile the next town meetinge 
and ther are apoynted m r || w m || Brown fen m r Hen : 
Bartholrnew rn r Jn° Gidney fen & Elize[r] Hauihorn m r 
Brown Jun r : & m r w m Hollingwood M* famll Gardn r 

Att a meetinge of felectmen 10-4 : 68 pfent 

Jn° Pickeringe and Edmond Batter ar 
Natlfp^taame Impowerd to agree with Jn° Cliford abot 

Humph woodbury the lame man that was Jofeph Popes 
Jno Putnam man 

Edmond Better Its Ordered that a highway shalbe 

layd out beginginge at Rich Huchenfons 
field and foe to run to the beauer dame neare to Serg 
Porters meadow & fo to the extend of the bounds and w m 
flint & ferg Rich Leech ar Impowrd to lay it out, and to 
make a return to the felect men, 

The next lector day w' is giuen for the fraight of the 
masts be brought to the felect men at m r Gidneys 

Serge Jn° Porter Jn° Pickering and Edmond Batter ar 
Impowrd to Colect and gather in w l is due to the towne 
from form 1 Constabls and w* elc is due, 

[104] Att a meetinge of felect men 24 th 4 m0 : 1668 
being p r fent 
NaThPutna^f 1 Michell Combs is admited an In- 

Humphrey woodbury habitant of this towne 
Jno Pickeringe Select men accord inge to apoyntm' 

Edm^Batter ty ttem did attend what would be 

aduanced by the feu r all Inhabitants in 
ord r to the fraight of the masts to be fent to his Majefty 
there did not any man apeare to pTent any thinge 

Att a meetinge of felect men 8 th : 5 m0 : 1668 being p r fent 

vpon the Complaynt of feu r all pfons 

S'KtS"? 1 about the North neck Concernige 



92 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Jno Putman Indians refidinge therabots Its Ordered 

S° P R a k £l nge that if the Inhabitants deiire a watch 
Earn Batter . _ . , ., 

there the Constable shall fett the watch 

there by the Inhabitants of the North Necke there 

M r Will Browne fen & Edmond Batter are apoynted to 
care of the widow Harwood and Jn° Pickeringe or any 
two of them togeather with Mai r Hauthorne 

Rich watters is alowed to fell bear & Ale in his houfe by 
Retaile 

Its Ord r ed that the Constables in their feu r all wards 
are def ired to take eu r y mans in the feu r all farailes the 
number of heads and eftates in their feu r all poffeffions 
Rateable and to bringe in [| to 1 the felect || men || before the 
County Rate is to be made & those that Refufe to giue in 
to them according to this ord r to Return their names : and 
to be pd for their paynes* 

Its Ord r ed y l the Constabls in their Refpectiue Wards 
are apoynted to take a list of all the Males and eftates Rat- 
able in their feu r all families & to pTent them to the felect 
men in order to the making of the next County Rate : & 
thofe that Refufe, to Returne their Names, and to be pd 
for their paynes by the towne 

[105] Att a Gen r all Town meetinge held 17 th : 6 m0 : 
1668 M r Higginfon buffi nes about his houfe reff erred to 
the next towne meetinge to be Conlid r of 

will Adorns at Clifords left to the Care of felect men & 
w l is don form r ly is aproud of by the town 

Hilliard Veren is Choffen a Comiffin r to Joyne with the 
felect men to make the Country Rate 

famll Cutler made a motion for w 4 is due to him by a 
form r graunt together with an Adicon thervnto reffered 
to the next town meetg 

Will Shaw motion for land reffered to the next town 
meeting 

Ther beinge a vote the last yeev about the latter end of 
Septber 1667 for to Continue the Incouragmt for killing 
of wolues that is to alowe forty shillings p wolue & being 
omited to be ther entered it was now on confdercon voted 
to be payd & entered voted for nex yeer & u l paft 

This paragraph is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 93 

The niatt r of the buring place Refered to the next Town 
meeting 

Will Rayment motion about Land Refferd to the next 
Towne meetinge 

Seu r all Debts due not yet Colected Refered to the town 
to Confdr w* is to be don 

Att a meeting of the felect men 19-6 mo 1668 pTent, 
Edmond Batter apoynted to make 
S« Jn" Porter 6 execuons for Jn° Glou r to deftrayn all 

Natl Putnam no gg s not yoked & ringed accordinge 

Vmph Woodbury to j aw . & to fiome them in the name of 
Jno Putnam r , , ° 

Jno Pickerg lelect men 

Ed Batter [106] 19: 6 mo : 68 nothing 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge 12th : 7 ra : 1668 Choffen 
for the Grandiury for the yeare in beinge 

M r Willm Browne fen Joseph Huchenfon 

Capt Price Jno Ray mt 

Jn° Pickeringe George Keifor 

Leit Tho. Dixe Rich Hide 

M r Will Browne jun 
M r John Corwine Choffen for 

Jacob Barney fen Constabls 

Nich Woodbury 

Choffen and apoynted for to make an Effue on pfons y l 
did not form r ly giue or ar fince come [j in |[ to the Towne to 
giue ther voluntarie Contribucn to Anfwr m r Higginfon 
defir about the houfe 

Jn° Porter fen 
Jn° Putnam 
Edmond Batter 
Jn° Gidney 
Graunted to^jigthanJValcut a ftr£i]p_of land_about fif- 
teen Acres^uning_alongo Cantlebury , s_ forme boiight_qf 
Capt Uorwine 

™In Answere to Willm Raym ts ]\Iotion for a pcell of 
land left to m r Bartholraew & Jacob Barney fen to view 
the land and to make returne y e : next towne meeting 
Graunted to Samll Cutler 20 or 30 Acres of Landneare 



94 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Jn° Ing'sons and franc Nurce their farmes in Conf id'acon 
yt Land form r ly Graunted to his p r defefor Baxter tc~ 
geather with an Adicon to hiinfelue wh the towne feeth 
good to bestowe on himfelue, and what is Remayinge re- 
fferd to be left to the next towne meetinge for Zacharie 
Marsh. 

Sam 1 Cuter voted to haue 30 Acres 

Its Ordered that the felect men ar Impowerd to take 
care that all the towne highways be mended as also to 
gather vp the towns debts 

[107] Att a meetinge of felect men 12 th 8 m0 1668 be- 

inge p r fent Its Ordered that forthwith 

| e a r t!;Pu°tn P ame ter the higheway Leadinge to Andou' be 

Corpr j n o Putname Repaired and efpecially at Ipfwich Riu r : 

Ed°m P Ba k tter nge and Thomas ffuller fen and Th omas Small 

Nathaniell Putname & Jn° Putname 
|j & Brey Wilkins|| are apoynted to fee it done and the 
towne of falem to Alowe twenty pounds bef ids what the 
County doth pay towards it 

Its Ord r ed that a highway be : layd out from the Coun- 
try Roade beyond frost fish River at the most Conueint 
place for Landinge at the fait watter we apoynte ferg 
Leech and Will flinte to lay it out, and they are apoynted 
in the behalfe of f lectmen to Judge of the damage that 
may be due vnto any <pprietors 

Att a Gen r all Towne Meetinge 2 day of 9 m0 1668 

Choffen for Jury of Tryalls 

M r Eliez : Hauthorne Rich Prince 

M r Jn° Gardner Josfeph Phipney 

Nath Putname Samll Cornige 

Willm fflinte 
Serg. Helliard Veren choffen Gagger and packer for the 

enfuing yeare 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge 10-9-68 

The felect men are Impowred speedyly befor the next 
County ||Coart|| to agree with one to bo a Comon Whipp r 
for the yeare enfuing, for the towne : 

The towne did then acept of Thomas Watfon for Con- 
stable as in the fted of m r Willm Browne Jun h s Deputy 



/ 

SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 95 

Jacob Barney fen fined 50 s for Refuf inge to feme in the 
place of a Constable beinge form r ly legally choffen 
Jacob Barney Jun Choffen Constable in his Roome 
Mathew Woodwell haue liberty graunted to make 
Bricks Neare Rich Adams fence : neare where Thomas 
Trufler made Bricks form r ly ||the place || to be apoynted 
by Mai r Willm Hauthorne and will fflinte 

[108] Att a meetinge of felect men the : 30 : of 

Mr Willm Browne November 1668 be prefent, 

Serge Jno Portter EdmondBatter hath Alowed him for 

Nath Putnam Chardges at Gen r all Court : fixe pounds 

Jn m o P p h ula W m O e 0dbry ten shillings and for ferg : Jno Porter 

Jno: Pickerig f eauen pounds ten shillings 

Edmon Batter f um j s 

Adicon of Country Rate 14 - 00 - 00 

for Wolues killed at Bafe Riuer & Salem 46 - 05 - 06 
To be added layd vpon the town by ye Coniiff™ 14 - 00 - 00 
To the County Rate 20 - 00 - 00 

To the Collony pt 25 - 00 - 00 

To Ed Batter 2 s more Chardge his horfe other 

expence 08 - 09 - 08 

107: 15: 02 



*Its Ord r ed that ther shalbe a warrant Ifued forth by 
the Clerke for the Leviing of fiuty shillings on the eftat 
of Jacob Barney fen r accordinge to what is voted by the 
towne for refufinge to ferue as a Constable, 

1-10-68 The Rates putt into the hands of the feuarall 
hands for the Country and County 
M r Will Browne Jun Rate 
M r Jn° Corwines 
Nich Woodbury 
Jacob Barneys 

213 : 11 : 04 

fits Ord r ed that the next Lecture day the Constable be 
apoynted to def ire the towne to meet vpon the fecond day 

*In the margin : 
tin the margin : 



53:04 


06 


84: 18 


04 


33:08 


10 


41 : 19 


08 



96 



SALEM TOWN EECORDS. 



of the weeke followinge for to Conf id r : of the towns debts 
and to make a Rate to make pay mt to feu r all pfons vnto 
whom the towne is indebted and all pfons Concerned in it 
are to make good ther feu r all debts then that Courfe may 
be taken for pay mt : and any that doe neglect to bringe i n 
ther debts : ||then|| may not expect to be paid this yeare: 
and then to Confid r of the lame man at Cliford 

* M r Willm Browne fen & Jn° Pickeringe ar defired to 
take care of ye mendinge of the meetinge houf 

Constable M r Will Browne pt of Town 
Rate 22 : 02 - 10 

Constabl m r Jn Cor wines pt of Towne 
Rate 33 : 06 - 08 

Constable Jac[o]b Barneys pt of Towne 
Rate 19 - 14 - 10 





75- 


03-04 


[109] Atta Gen r all Towne meetinge held 


14 


-10-1668 


M r Will Brown due to him 


01 


05-00 


Capt Corwine due to him 


48 


15. 09 


M r Will Browne Jun 


05 


09-00 


Nath Pickman 


01 


- 06 : 06 


Phill CromweU 


02 


16-06 


M r Hen Bartholmew 


03 


■ 00 : 00 


Capt Price 


00 


09 -06 


a Bill for Adams at Clifords 


10 


-00-00 


a Bill for Will Lyde 


10 


00-00 


M r Edw. Norice 


08 


-00-00 


Henry Weft 


05 


-00-00 


Rich More 


02 


-00-00 


M r Gidneys fen 


03 


-00-07 


Will fllint and Jn° Marfton Jn r 


02 


02-09 


Will Traske 


00 


• 18-00 


Jn° Pickeringe 


01 


05- 09 


Leif Putnam 


00 


-14-00 


for Chardges about Burall of Jofeph Rogers 


00 


15-00 



105 08 : 02 



•In the margin : "they hade note the fame day " 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 97 

Its ord r ed that the felect men are to make (to those that 
haue higwes ||wayes|| layd out in their Improued land.) 
fatiffacon in Land again in fome Conuenient place according 
to their defcreacou 

Graunted vnto Samll Cutler in the place form r ly fpecified 
30 Acres of Land : and in the fame place 

Graunted to Zachariah Marfh 20 Acres of land if it be 
ther to be hade 

Its Ord r ed that Mai r Will Hauthorne Capt Corwine & 
M r Henry Bartholmew : are apoynted a Cotnitee 

1 for the Examinge and concludinge of feu r all Acc tts 
pTented to the towne w h were not then alowed of as alfo 
to call togeather all pfons Indebted to the towne as well 
form r Conftabls as all others vpon any Confideracon 
w th foeu r , 

2 Alfo Anthony Asbby motion about land, & M r 
Browns motion about Elias ftileman warehoufe & to make 
returnto ye felectmen who are then Impowerd to gather 
of the feu r all pfons w* : shall apeare to be due from them 

[110] Atta meetinge of Select men 4. 11 1668 beinge 
p r fent 

The Returne of the Comitee 

1 Concerninge the Bill that Henry Reinolds p r fented 
about the vntyrnly death of Joseph Rogers they fay that 
15 s be paid by the towne and the other by M r Mofes 
Mau r icke 15 s 

2 about L Tho Putnams & Robt Prince Acc° of 
Chardge about highways They fay 

*1 yt the towne shall pay 14* Henry keiney 8 s 

2 ferg Porter pay 4 U Robt Prince 10 s 

3 Tho Putname 20 s 



•In the margin : "dd to Jno Porter " 




yS SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Constable Browns pt of rainifters Rate 
Constable Corwines pt of minifters Kate 

and 
Constable Barneys pt 

191 . 06 : 10 

Its : Ord r ed that in Confideron of a highway layd out 
thro Joseph Houghtns plantinge grond : he shale haue 
feauen Acres of Land not exceeding ten Acres next 
adioyning to his own land to be layd out by Nath Putnam 
& Jno Putnam 



Imp 15 m r Henry Bartholmew 2 Bills 


03 


-00 


-00 


Capt Corwine Bill of 


48 


-15 


-09 


M r Nor ice Bill of eight pounds 


08 


-00 


-00 


Ed Batter a Bill for W m Lyde 


10 


-00 


-00 


Ed Batter for W m Adams 12" & for himfel 








7 U 10 S 


19 


-18 


-00 


M r Rich More a bill of 


02 


:00 


-00 


M r Will Browne Jun a Bill of 


05 


-09 


-00 


Hen : Weft a Bill of 


05 


-00 


-00 


will fflinte & Jothn marston JunBill 


02 


.02 


09 


To Thorn ffuller Bill of 


010 


00 


00 


To Nath Putname Bill of 


05 


00 


00 


To Jn° Putname Bill of 


05 


■00 


-00 


To Rice Edwards feu for killinge of 4 wolfs 








To George Earls for goinge to Bafe Riuer lide 






to call Vmph Woodbury 


00 


02 


00 


*To Edw xMoulde a Bill of 20 s : for Salue foi 








Will Lyde & W m Adams 


01 


00 


00 


To m r Willm Browne fen 


01- 


05- 


00 


To Jn° Pickeringe 


01 - 


06 


09 


To Jn° Traske & Company for killinge 3 








wolues 


06 


00 


00 


To Will Traske 


00- 


18- 


00 


To Leift Putname 


00- 


14 


00 


To : Serff Jn° Porter deputj-s Chardgs 


07 


10 


00 


To Hen."Skery Bill of 


00- 


06 : 


00 



•In the margin : "pd in money p Jno Home " 



[Insert the following record on page 99 after the tenth line.] 
[112] Att A Gen r all Towne Meetinge held 8 th 12 m0 : 
1668 Ord r ed that Andover Bridge ouer the River the 
pay mt therof shalbe fufpended 

M r Bartholomew Jeffery Maffy Captain Prince and Jn° 
Gardne r ar chofTen to view the feu r all parts of the towne 
to finde out wher any pfon haue built vpon the towne 
land or taken in any of the towne Comon and to make a 
Returne to the next towne meeting 

M r Higginsons Mayntenance is Refered to the next 
towne meetinge hauing tyme till then to giue in his 
anfwer 

Agreed and Ordered the deputys for the Gen r all Court 
for tyme to come shall haue allowed them for the tyme 
they fpend at the Gen r all Court two shillings sixe pence 
p diem thay bringing in the Just number of days that 
they are in that feruice vnto the towne 

Its Ordered that the deputies Chardges shalbe exam- 
ined at the next towne meetinge they bringing in their 
chardges and then to be voated wheather they shalbe paid 
this yeere or the next 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 99 

*To Jn° Edwards for 4 wolues killings 3 U : 

pdp Henry Reinolds 05 : 00 . 00 

To Phillip Loilur a bill for abatmt of his Rats 00 - 06 - 00 

To Phill Cromwel one Bill 02 : 18 - 06 

To Phill Cromwel for abatmt of Rats 03 - 00 - 00 
To Capt Corwine a Bill what is alowed from 

the Country 22 - 15 - 00 
To Steven Hasket for foe much abated of his 

Rates 01-00-00 

To m r Jn° Gidney fen Bill of 04-15-04 

Att a meetiDge of felect men 22 - 12 m0 : 1668 beinge 
pTent Ordered that ther shall be a 
Humphrey Woodbuy town meetinge for the Inhabitants that 
Nath PutDam ther may be felect men Choffeu for the 

Jno Putname nexfc yeare as a ]f for the f reeme n to 

Jno Pickennge , J , -,-f . .,. 

Ed. Batter meet for Nominacon of magiftrats, to 

be warned the next lecture day : for 
the third day of the weeke followinge at 10 of the Clock, 
& County Treafuer 

To m r Rucke a Bill abatmt of his Rats 10 s 

To Zebulun Hill Chardges about Sweden [?] 

a Bill of 1-15-00 

To Jno Smith Tayl'er for abatmt of Rats 0-05-00 
To Jn° Kinge a biU of 0-10-00 

[113] Att a Gen r all Towne meetings held 9 th : l m0 : 
6| Choffen for Select||men|| for the yeare enfuinge 

M r Will Browne Sen M r Bartho Gidney 

Capt Corwine Jn° Pickeringe 

L* Qeorge Gardner Edmond Batter 

M r Jn° Corwine 

Its Ordered that the Selectmen shall and are Impowered 
to agree with M r Henry Bartholmew and Edward Grouer 
to purchafe land of them neere the Buringe place for an 
Inlardgem* for to Bury the dead and to take || care || to 
agree & fetle highways to come to the place, and the towne 
to pay the Chardge 

Its to care for to fee Conuenuency for a buringe place 
about the glaffe houfe people and what Chardge is ||need- 

*In the margin : "dd to H Woodbury " 



100 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS. 

ful to be || alowed the towne to pay for it, and alfo for the 
farru rs about Ipfwch Kiu r , 

Its Ordered that in Anfwere to the pettion p r ferred by 
feu r all shoremen that dry fish at winter Hand that they 
shall haue liberty to fence it about mordechais ||that|| fo 
it may be fecured from all Cattell (except sheep & wen- 
linge Calfes) who shall haue liberty to goe ther at any 
tyme and noe other, and foe long they fhal haue|| liberty 
to fence it as aforefaid, till the towne fee caufe to caufe 
them ||or some other|| to pull downe the fence, and to 
leaue ||it|| as before 

The Deputies Chardge for the last yeare alowed of wh 
is fiueteen pounds and to be pd this yeare it beinge already 
put into the Rate 

Will Adams and Sarah Lambert are to be difpoffed of 
by the Difcreacon of the felect men for fome Couenient 
tyme to thofe that they ||see|| meet for the eafe of Towne 
Chardge 

The Minifters Mayntenance to be Raifed by a Rate this 
yeare enfuing, to be made with all fpeed that he may 
||haue|| it paid the halfe in the beginge of 5 moneth and 
the other at the end of the year and to acte all things 
about it that may be for the eafe of the mifter, 

Jacob Barnys fine of 50 s : is Remited 

The Select men do haue the fame power as the last year 
accordinge to Instrucon then giuen 

[114] 9 - l mo 6f The Requeft of Edmond Bridge to 
keep a Co we and to Cut wood vpon the Towne Comon 
graunted 

Att a meetinge of Select men 19 : l m0 166f being p r fent 
In Anfwere to Jno Burtons petticon to 
Mr Will Browne h aue a faiall plott of land neare to 
L^Gardn" 6 Collenell Reads meadow to Improue his 
Mr Jno Corwine trad of Taninge : Lieft Gardn r and m r 
jno Pickeringe j no Corwine are apoynted to lay him 

Mr Bar: Gidney , , ,, . j> ^i 1 j 

Ed Batter out what they see meet for that end, 

and to lay it downe when the Towne 
please. 

In Anfwer to Nicholas Howard his petticon about ex- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 101 

change of Land: Capt Corwine Jno Pickeringe and Ed- 
mond Batter are apoynted to attend that fervice 

In Anfwer to James Hagg his petition Lieft Gardn 1 
Nath Putname and Jno Putnam ||& Helliard Verenj] are 
defired to attend that feruice, or any three of them 

The order about fwine made the yeare past to bo in 
||all|| pts in force this yeare only Jacob Pudeater is 
apoynted to execute this ord r : 

M r Afhby is apoynted to be Clerke of the Market for 
the yeare enfueinge 

Will fflint and Jn° Pickeringe ar apoynted to furuey 
the Southfield fences and alfo from the meetings vpwards 
to the bridge or Causway 

Nath ffelton & Samll Ebourne fen to furuey all the 
ffences from the bridge and vpwards as glaff houfe fences 
North Necke and what elfe therabouts 

Jn° Williams Coop r : and Samu u Archard furuey" for 
the fences from the meetinge downwards to Mordechais 
Creuets, 

In Anfwer to Jn°than Pickerings requeft he hath liber- 
ty graunted to him to build shippinge next beyond the 
Caufway at end of town <puided he doe hinder noe high- 
way nor Cattail from cominge to Salt watter 

[115] Att A Meetinge of felect men 22 : l m0 : 166f 
beinge p r fent 
CapTcorwTnT fts Ord r ed that ffences aboute the towne 
L. Gardnr shalbe fufficiently repaired and all fields 

Mr Jno Corwine l nc l fed by the laft of this Instant mon- 
Mr^Gidnfy eth in the penalty of Hue shillings for 
Ed Batter eu r y weeke defect 

Att A Meetinge of felect men 19 : 2 m0 69 beinge 
pTent 
Mr Will Brown ^ r Jno Corwine Jno Pickeringe and 

Capt Corwine _, , _, . , , , °, . 

Mr Jno Corwine m r Barth Gidney are apoynted to at- 
Jno Pickeringe tend the motion of Nath ffeltons to fetle 
Fd Ser Gidney the highways in the North Neck 

Samll Shadacke is fined 20 s for Enter- 
taynige of Thomas Maule 

Samll Robinfonis fined 20 s for Entertayning of the faid 



102 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Maule, and warning to ||be|| giuen them by the Conftable 
not to entertayn him vpon the penalty of 20 s p weeke for 
eu r y week after this day and the Constable to giue Notice 
to maule that he fpeedyly depart the town 

Edmond Batter is Choffen Recorder for the felect men 
for the yeare beging when the felect men were Chofen in 
March laft : and foe to the end of the yeare 

Its Ord r ed that M r Jn° Corwine Jn° Pickeringe M r Bar- 
tholmew Gidney M r Henry Bartholmew willm fflint and M r 
Samll Gardn r or any three of them are apoynted and hearby 
Impowred to meat o r neibours of Lyne to goe in pembula- 
con in the bounds betweene them and vs as alfo to fetle the 
bounds or what concerneth the fetlinge of the bounds there 
wh haue been or at pTent is in diference 

AttA Gen r all Towne Meetinge held 12 th : 4 mo 1669 
Chofen for the petty Jury 

Serg Jn° Porter Corp' Jn° Putname 

M r Will Hollingworth Serg Nath ffelton 

and Edmond Batter 

[116] Att a meetinge of felect men 21 th 5 : 69 beinge 

pTent 

M' Will Browne j n o Pickeringe Jofiah Southwicke & 

lift Gardner w ^ Traske are apoynted to Repaire 

Mr Jno Corwine the bridge at ftronge watter brooke and 

Mr Bar tho: Gidney to make a foote brid e _ at th brook 
Jno Pickeringe ~, „ , ,,° . , , „ , 

Ed: Batter neare to J horn Gouldtwaight, & about 

m r Gardners 

M r Henry Bartholmew & M r Eliez : Hauthorne are 
apoynted to be ouTeeres of the highways taken ||in|| the 
Bridge or Cafway at the townes end & fo downwards 
in all pts of the towne till y u come to Mordechaie 
Creuets 

Nath Putname Joshua Rea & Joseph Huchenfon are 
apoynted as ouTeers to mend all Countrey & County high 
ways beginginge at Rum Bridge neare Ben : Skarlets and 
foe to Jno (peters & any & eu r y wher aboute the farmes 
(exeptinge the new way layd out to Andover vntill it be 
etled were it fhall ly) 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 103 

Att a meetinge of felect men 13: 7 mo : 16G9 bein^e 

p r fent, 

Lieft Georg Gardnr wee 0rd * : that fo1 ' the fmall tyme 

m' Jno Corwine that is yet for the watch to be kept 

mr Bar: Gidney vp this p r fent funi r to be fett at the 

6 meetinge houfe 

Constable George Keifour pt of County Rate 34 : 13 - 08 
Constable Serge Jno Porter pt 15 : 15 - 08 

Constable Joseph Phippeny pt 22 : 17 - 00 



73 : 06 : 04 



[117] The Minifters Rate for the yeare 1669 
Constable Seg* Jn° Porter pt 35 - 00 - 06 

Constable George Keillors pt 71 - 02 - 06 

Constable Joseph Phippenys pt 60 - 02 - 06 



166-05- 06 



Att a meetinge of the Towne in Gen r all 27 tb 6 mo : 1669 
Choffen for Constables for the yeare enfuing 
Serg" Jn° Porter 
George Keifour 
& Joseph Phippeney 

The Grand Jury 
M r Will Browne fen Samll Ebourne fen 

Rich Prince will Traske 

Thorn Roots 

The buflines of o r Neibours of bafe River Refered to the 
next Towne meetinge, and that alfo of the farm rs o r nei- 
bours 

The Towne houfe and ground next to Edward Whartons 
is left to the felect men to difpose of to Capt Corwine or 
elfe or to buy Capt Corwines 

Lieft Thomas Putname Choffen Comiflion r to Joyne 
with felect men to make the Country Rate 

[118] Att a meetinge of the Select men the 7 th 8 mo : 
1669 beinge p r fent 
i 



104 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Capt G. Corwine ^ r ^ n0 Corwine m r Bartholmew Gid- 

mr jno borwine ney Serg Jno Pickeringe & Edruond 

Ed BatteT dney Batter are apoynted |& Impowred| to 
etle and bound out the Highway at the 
head of the Riu r and w l ground either of vpland or fait 
marfh that lyeth at the Cow houfe Riu r [[of the towne 
Comonsf vpon the fecond day come fenight if faire 
wheather or the next faire dy 

Anthony Afhby is Choffen Clerke of the Market for the 
yeare enfuinge 

Sold to M r Jn° Corwine the townes grounds next 
adoyning to Edward Wharton for the just fum of fiue 
pounds to be pd for glaff & other neffeffarys abut Repairing 
of the meeting houfe 

Capt Corwine is defired to take the Ou r fight of Repairg 
of the meetinge houfe : and hath accepted of it 

Att a Towne Meetinge held: 13 : 9-69 
Choffen for Jury of Trialls for the Next Court held at 
Salem 

m r Samll Gardn r Jn° Turner 

Jn° Neale Elias Mafon 

Jn° Ingerfon Jn° Kinge 

Att a meetinge of Select men 19 th : 9 m 1669 beinge 

prefent. Its Agreed that Jeremiah 

Mr jS\£rw7ne Butmane who is Indebted for the houfe 

Mr Barth Gidney he bought of Henry Harwoods to the 

Lieft Gardner value of fiueteen pounds doth ingage to 

Edm Batter" 69 keep the widow Elizabeth Harwood in 

Attendanc & firinge fuetable for her in 

the Condicon she now is in for two years followinge 

beginge the twenty day of Sept last past : qpuided that if 

there should be any exterordinary Chardge should be 

needfull for her then he the fd Jeremuhy to haue a Con- 

liderable allowance as witnes the hand of the fd Butman 

figne M 

Jeremiah Butman 

[119] 19 : 9 : 69 Its Ordered that Thomas Jigle Jn° 
Ingfoll and Edward Woolen or any one of them ar 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS. 105 

apoynted and Impowred to execute the ord re about fwine 
in and aboute winter Hand and the ord r is thus declared 
that in refpect to the Hand all fwine are to be kept Ringed 
and yoked the whole yeare aboute, and those fo Impowred 
till others be chosen, 

Lieft Gardner and M r Jn° Corwine are apoynted & 
Impowred to lay at [out] the fmall fpote of land that doth 
belonge to the widow Reade lyinge without the North 
Necke fence neare to famll Ebourne fen houfe and shee 
hath liberty if shee fee caufe to fell it, for her fuply of 
neffelity 

The felect men haue apoynted to meet the next fixt day 
wh is 26 th of Instant moneth & the laft years Constabls 
ar defired to Rend r ther Accounts to felect men & Lieft 
Gardn r togeather with fo many of the felect men as he can 
get one or more to pfect the buffines in ord r : about the 
buringe place with m r Barthomew 

Accounted 26-9-69 with M r j| Jn° H Corwine 

li 8 

Reft to the towne 04 8: - 

felect men to meet againe the fecond day of the weeke 
after the Court 

Reed by whippinge of 4 Indians of M r Jn° 

Corwine 00 - 10 - 00 

pm* is abatem* Rueben Guppy Rate 00 - 10 - 00 

*Accted with m r Will Browne Rest 03 : 11 : 10 

Reed by 6 s pd to will Obrien & for 

whiping 4 s 00 - 10 - 00 

Recde p abat mt of will Marston Rate 00 - 06 - 00 

Acc u ed with Jacob Barney Reft 2-11-10 

[120] Att a meetinge of Select men 6 th 10 mo : 1669 
beinge p r fent. Its Ord r ed and is hearby 
LeFft G°a r rdS e declared that wee doe (phibite all pfons 

Mr jno Corwine wheither Inhabitant or stranger from 

Mr Bartho Gidney tranfportinge either by fea or land any 
EdWtter™ 1186 timber or wood out of o r towne Comons 

to any other towne or place out of the 
towne vpon the penalty of fiue shillings ||to eury cord of 
wood| & for eu r y load of wood foure shillings & for eu r y 

•In the margin " pd the ballance of this acco." 



106 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

load of wood foure shillings & for eu r y timber tree foe 
tranfported as aboue faid ten shillings; and further if any 
strang rs livinge out of town shall cutt any wood or fall 
any trees without liberty firft hade from the Select [men] 
in beeinge : shall forfeit the fame penalty as for wood & 
trees aboue : and wee doe Impower Will fflint m r Barth 
Gidney & Jn° Pickeringe to execut this order & they or 
any other that shall Informe the one halfe to the Inform 1 
& the other for the towne 

A gen r all towne meetinge to be warned vpon the next 
Lecture day to be the fecond day of the weeke followinge 
at 9 of the weeke [clock] in the morninge. 1 for the 
raifinge of a towne Rate 2 for to heare the buffins of bafe 
riu r & of o r neibours the farm" : & the buffins of m r Elezr 
Hauthorn Highway about a skool for the town 

Ed Batter is apoynted to giue notic to will Trafke that 
he is to fend Joshua Turland out of Town or to put in 
fecuritie that the town be not Chardged with 

Its agreed that the Attendinge of that ord r Referring 
to thelookinge after Children &c vz page 16 Title Children 
that the Select men doe fpeedyly & throughly qpfecut the 
ord r : m r Will Brown Capt Corwin & Leift Gardn r from 
Rich Princs houfe & fo downwards, M r Jn° Corwine & 
Ed Batter from Tho Cromwells & fo to ftrong watter 
brooke & m r Barth Gidney & Jn° Pickegs all vpwards the 
North Neck & all ther abouts & fo all the farmes 

Corp 1 Jn° Putname beinge Indebted 6 8 

Henry Trafke Rate beinge abatd 5 3 : & for whiping a 
man & foe he is fully acquited 

[121] Att a gen r all Towne Meetinge 20: 10 : 1669 
for the Raifinge of a Towne Rate : 
Nath Putname & Joshua Rea for worke about 

Highwayes 04 : 01 : 06 

for killinge wolfe M r Endecot 2 : 

Joseph Huchenfon 1 : Jno Hill 1 08-00-00 

Jn° Cliford for Will Adams about 08 - 00 - 00 

Jn° Pickering for expenfe about meeting houfe 

& other things 00 - 16 - 00 

M r Jn° Gidney fen 03 - 19 - 05 



08 


12 - 06 


20 


00- 00 


01 


- 06 : 02 


10 


08-00 


65 


: 03 : 05 


: 69 


aproued 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS 107 

Will Traske Chardges about highways 
To Ed : Grouer for land for buring place 
M r Will Browne [Jim] Bill of 
• M r Bartholraew & M r Eliz Hauthorn Bill of 
Chardges about Highways alowed 

TheOrd r about Wood & Timber made 6-10 
of by the Towne & by them Ratified & Confirmed 

M r Eleaz Hauthorne haue graunted vnto him two Acres 
of fwampe land lyinge Neare vnto Jn° keyney to be laid 
out to him by left Gardner & Jn° Pickering for & in Con- 
lideracon of the land wh now maketh the highway from 
the faid hauthorns houfe to the Buringe place 

graunted to Samll Ebourne Jun about ten Rods of 
ground lyinge neare to the now dwellinge houfe of the 
faid Ebourns 

Its Ord r ed that furueu" of Highways are to agree with 
Carters & other workemen they Imploy as to that Im- 
ploy mt , as Cheape as they can 

[122] Att a meeting of felect men T h : 11 : 1669 
beinge pfent. [Jno Beft is alowed to be 
Mr Will Browne [ n the towne to make vfe of his trade of 
Lieft Gardner Burring, foe long as he doth Hue Buifly 

Mr Jno Corwine And the faid Beft Ifache Williams & 

Jn r o B pi F cke?in dn e ey Nathaniell Beadle doe hearby oblige 
Edmond Batter them felues Joyntly and feu r ally in the 

bond of twenty pounds to free the Towne 
of him when he shall behaue himfelue difordfy : vpon notice 
giue to them or either of them by the Select men, 

Ifack Williams and & Nath Beedle ar difcharged of 
there bonds about Belt*] 
for the railing further of the towne Rate 
To m r Will Browne fen 07 : 11 : 5$ 

To Capt Corwine for w* he fell short the 

last yeare 15-00-00 

To Capt Corwine for his Chardges beinge 

Deputy 05 - 05 - 00 

To m r Hen Bartholmew Deputys Chardgs 05 - 05 - 00 

* Words within these brackets are crossed out in the original. 



108 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



To ui r Jno Corwine 


01 


-00 


-00 


To Edm Batter 


10 


00 


00 


To Will Traske for killing of wolfe 


02 


00 


-00 


To : be pd to Nath Pickman 


01 - 


00- 


00 


To Capt Corwine & m r Bartholomew for 








their horfes 21 : each 


02 - 


02- 


00 


Constable Phippeny pt of Towne Rate 


36- 


03- 


05 


Constable Porter pt 


27- 


10- 


03 


Constable Georg Keifour pt 


54- 


15- 


09 


fuma 


118 


09 


05 


To Capt. Corwine 


01- 


00- 


00 


[123] Bills dd out to feu r all men 








pd To Nath Putnam & Josha Rea 


04 


-01 


- 06 


pd To M r Z Endecut 


04 


-00 


- 00 


pd To Joseph Huchenfon 


02 


-00 


-00 


pd To Jn° Hill & Joseph Boyce Jun r for 








A wolfe 


02 


-00 


-00 


To M r Barthlomew & M r Hauthorne 


10 


-08 


-00 


pd To Will Traske & Company for Higl 


- 






way work 


08 


-12 


-06 


pd To Nath Pickman 


01 


00 


-00 


pd To m r Jno Gidney fen 


04 


-17 


-06 


*pd To Edw Grouer 


18 


-00 


-00 


pd To Henry Reinolds 


01 


10 


-00 


To Jno Cliford 


08 


05 


06 


pd To m r Jn° Corwine 


01 


00 


00 


pd To Jn° Pickeringe 


00 


■16 


00 


pd To Will Traske for wolfe 


02 


00 


00 


pd To Capt Corwine Bill of Twenty Shllgs 01 


00 


00 


To Edm Batter 2 bills 


11 


-01 


09 


pd To Capt Corwine 


06 


06 


00 


To Capt Corwine 


15- 


00 


00 


pd To m r Will Browne fen 2 Bills 


08 


■ 08 


01* 


pd To m r Henry Bartholmew 


00 


-06 


00 


pd To m r Will Browne Jun 


01 


-06 


02 




110 


19 


00£ 


pd To Henry Weft 


005 


■00 


00 


pd To M* Jn° Gardner 


001- 


00- 


00 


pd To M r Gidney fen 


001- 


12- 


06 


pd To Rueben Guppy a bill of 


000- 


03 


04 



In the margin, "pd 3 li in filur p R Prince" 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 109 

[124] Att a meetinge of Select men 21: 12: 1669 be- 
inge pTent. wee : apoynte that that the 
Mr Will Browne Constable vppon the next Lecture Day 
Capt Corwine . .. rr ., , ,, , j j 

L. Gardnr g lue notice : that vpon the fecond day 

Mr Jno : Corwine of the weeke wh wilbe the 7 th of 

^Pickwfn^e 7 March neXt f ° r the Ch ° ife ° f Select men 

Ed Batter & for to Confid r to build a new Meet- 

inge houfe : as alfo to Confid r of a 
Gramm r fcoole maifter & Chiofe of a packer of beafe &c 

Will fflinte m r Bartholmew ||Gidney|| & Jn° Pickeringe 
or any two of them ar fpeedyly to feize the wood & tim- 
ber that is Cutt ||betweene|| o r Lyne & Marbheade ditch 
for the Towns vie, if cutt by strangers 

Its ordered that Jno Grafton & Joshua Ward hauing 
fuffered lately ship wrecke all their last years Eats are 
Remited from beinge gathered by the Constable. 

M r Jn° Gardn r beinge feu r all tymes Implyed in Runige 
the line & Attendinge the buffines of the towne at Ip- 
fwich Court we : alowe him 20 s : 

[125] Att a Gen r all Towne Meetinge held the 7 th : 
l mo : 16f§ 

Choffen ffor Select men for the yeare enfuinge 
Vidz : Capt George Corwine M r Jn° Corwine 

Edmond Batter M r Willni Browne Jun 

M r Barth : Gidney Jno Pickeringe 

Corp 1 Jno Putname 

Their Inst[r]ucons as in the yeare 68 : with the Adicon 
of takinge care of all the townes highwayes 

Its Ord r ed that if any man beinge choffen for a felect 
men & shall Refufe it shalbe fined twenty shillings to the 
towne, qpuided he were not a felect man the yeare before 

Its left to the felect men to Conlid r : and ppare their 
thoughts in ord r to the buildinge of a New meetinge houfe 
or to fitt vp the old, and all thinge in Reference to the 
bufiines and to pTent it to the Towne vppon the firft 
Tufeday in Aprill next, and the meane tyme the felect 
men to Repaire the meetinge houfe, for w l is of neffefity 

The takinge for a Gramar scoole maifter is reffered to 
felect men 



110 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Zebulon Hill is Choffen to be packer & Gager for the 
yeare enfuing 

The felect men are defired to gett a man to helpe Con 
stable Keifur about his Country Rats, and the Towne to 
pay the Chardges 

Nath Beadle & Jn° Beffc ar Chofen ferchers & fealers 
of Leather 

Graunted that Rich Prince Jun shall purchafe a ||houfe|| 
lott of the fame quantity in the Range of land next to 
Daniell Rumbuls 

M r Daniell Epps his Requeft in behalf e of Colonell Reade 
Referred to felect men 

[126] Att a meetinge of Select men 9 th l m0 : 16f§ 
being p r fent we : haue agreed with 
S P jn?SSine Constable Phippeny for to pay him four- 

Corpi Jno Putnam ty shillings: in pay: for to Colect 
Jno Pickeringe Constable Keifers pt of Country IIRatell 

Ed Batter , ,, . ,, m r / J " " 

to pay it to the Treafurer 

Att a meetinge of Select men 14 th :1m: 16f$ beinge 
p r fent 

Edmond Batter is Choffen Record r to 
Capt Corwine ^q felect men the yeare enfueinge 

Mr Will Browne * te ord r ed that all fwine aboue two 

Capt Jno Putname Moneths old shalbe fufficiently Ringed 

jno B pkker1n d ¥* that g0e vppon the Towns Comons at or 
Edmond Bailer before the 19 day of this Inftant moneth 

vppon the penalty of 12 d p day for neg- 
lect, and to be fufficiently }-oked p the first of third 
moneth followinge in the fame penalty & Rueben Guppy 
is apoynted to fee the execucon of this order & to haue 
the benifit of the fines, & this ord r to Continue thro out 
the whole yeare 

Att the next Towne meeting o r Breathren at Beu r ly 
defired to fpeake with the Towne as alfo o r Breatheren & 
Neibours at the farmes defire the fame : & to qphibt felling 
of fmale trees 

An ord r giuen to Nath Putnam & Thomas ff uller to Rec 
of the County Treafurer 6" 13 s 4 d accordinge to ord r of 
Court 



Capt Corwine 
M"" Will Browne 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

[127] Att a meetinge of the felect men 18 1. fg- 
being pTent 

Jn° Reeus and Edward fflinte are Chof- 

fen furueio" of of the fences aboute 

Mf Jno Corwine South field and alfo from the meetinge 

Jn° Pkke^Tn e b ° Ufe a11 the fenCGS v P ward V t of the 

Ed Batter riDSe Towne to the Caufway neare Jn° Nor- 
tons, 

Samuell Gaskell & Hughe Joans are apoynted furueio re 
of fences about North necke and alfo from the Caufway 
from thence to the glaffe houfe & ten 

Thomas Roots & Jn° Mafcey ar apoynted from the 
meeting houfe the Lower pt of the towne to Mordechais 

Ed fflint & Anthony Afhby are Choffen to Repaire the 
highways beging at the Caufway and foe to winter Hand 

Anthony Buxston & Jacob Barney Jun to mend the 
highways from the Caufway or Bridge to the farnies or 
any other ways or ftronge water brooke Butts brooke & fo 
to Jn° Procters, & w l elfe is needf ull in thofe pts as leadeth 
vp into any of the towns ways 

Edward fflint & will Traske are Impowred to fee the 
execucon of the ord r about Rams: and to ||haue|| the fines 
for their payns 

Att a Gen r all Towne Meetinge held Aprill 5 : 1670 
Its Ord r ed that there shall be a new meetinge houfe 
built for the worship and holy feruice of God in publicke, 
and that it be about 60 footelonge 50 foote wide and about 
20 foote high in the ftude and to be fett vp at the west end 
of the old meetinge houfe towards the prifon, and that M* 
Will Browne fen Capt George Corwine Edmond Batter & 
M r Bartholmew are impowred to agree with Carpenters & 
other workmen for to build the fd houfe and finish it, not 
to exceeding the fume ||of|| one thoufand pounds price 

[128] 5 Aprill 70 

Its ord r ed that all thofe that haue Cowes feedinge at lib- 
erty vppon the Cowe Comon without a keeper that laie in 
that pt of the Towne from the Bridge near Jn° Nortons 
Richard Adams and foe to the lower end of the towne to 
winter Hand, shall pay I2 d : p Cowe to the towne p Anum 



112 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Its Ord r ed that if any houfekeep r shall Intertayne any 
ftrang r : fl to dwell as an Inmate || from any other pts, aboue 
one weeke and not giue notice to the felect men in beinge 
he shall forfeit twenty shillinge p weeke for the tyme 
afterwards 

Thomas Oliver is Choffen to goe from houfe to houfe 
aboute the towne once a moneth to Inquire what ftrang rs 
doe come or haue priuly thrust themfelues into the towne, 
& to giue notice to the felect men in beinge from tyme to 
tyme, and he shall haue the fines for his paynes : or fuch 
reafonable fatiffacon as is meet, 

Thomas Oliver is Choffen Cordd r : of [|the|| wood that is 
fold in the Towne and to haue three pence p Corde for his 
paynes to be paid by the buier 

vpon a motion of o r Breathren & Neibours of Cape An 
lide, Confernige fome Inlardgmtof Comons it was Anfwered 
in the Negatiue 

Item the felectmen in beinge shall take care to ipuide a 
Gramer fcoolmaifter, and agree with him for his maynten- 
ance 

Jn° Milke is agreed with to keep the Cowes this lumer 
at 4 s : p head to <puide two fufficient buls & to haue the 
benefit of that ord r of 12 d p Cowe that feed on towne 
Comons without keep 15 : & to begin vppon the 18 of this 
Instant Aprill 1670 and to end the vfuall tyme about 20 th : 
8 m0 following 

[129] Att a meetinge of the freemen 25 th : 2 : 70 
Choffen for Deputys for the Gen r all Court the yeare en- 
furing 

Capt George Corwine & Edmond Batter & he doth acept 

Att a meetinge of Selectmen 4 th 3 m0 : 1670 beinge pfent 

Its ord r ed that ther shall be foure men 

M^Srw/ne 9 to watch eu'y night | while || the watch 

Mr Will Browne doth Continue accordinge to law both 

CorpU Jno Putname f or tyme & pfons 

Jno Pickering" 67 Rember to Rate Rich Rowland 

Edm Batter ° 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS, H3 

At A Generall Towne meeting held the 13 th June- 1670 
chofen for the Jury of Tryalls. 

M r Joseph Gardner Thomas Gardner Jun r 

M r James Browne, Jun r John Williams Coop 

Anthony Ashby Joseph Holton 

Att a meetinge of Selectmen beinge p r fent 5-5-70 

Anthony Ashby is alowed to keep a 
M^ P Jn?CorwL houfe of entertaynmt to fell beare & 

Mr Wm Browne jun Ale Cider for one yeare vppon Tryall 

Corp Jdo Putname 

Fdm Batter Jn° Powen is alowed to be an Inhabi- 

tant at the pleafure of the Towne & his 
good behaue r 

M r Jn° Corwine & Edmond Batter are Impowrd to agree 
with M r Daniell Epfe Jun for o r fcoolmaifter not exeding 
20" for one yeare for The Triall from the Town, 1/2 pay 
from the Inhabitants befide & whole pay from ftrang™ 

Thomas Howard is Admited an Inhabitant 

[130] Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 18-5-70 

Its ord r ed that the paymt for the building of the meet- 
inge houfe shalbe raifed by a Rate 

The felect men are Impowred to Raife & make the Rate 
for the paymt of fum for buildg of New meeti[n]g houfe 

The bufiines about M r Daniell Epps Jun for a fcool- 
maifter was pTented to the towne & w' agreemt was made 
was alowed : vidz for one yeare to haue twenty pounds in 
fuch pay as may be fuetable for him & M r Jno Corwine 
did (pmife to fee him pd in the behalfe of the Towne & 
the Towne to raife it in a Rate for his repaym 1 & the fd 
fcoolmaifter to haue beiide halfe pay for all scollers of the 
Towne : & whole pay from ftrangers. 



114 SALEM TOWN RECOBDS. 

Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 26-6-70 m r Elez 
Hauthorne is choffen for y e 8 : man or Comif lion r to Joyne 
with felect men to make the Country Rate 

Att a meetinge of Select men 26-6-70 beinge pfent, 

Its ord r ed that the Constabls shall in 
M r Will Browne Jun. their feu r all wards goe from houfe to 

SMdSS?"" houfe and take a lift of ? e males & eftats 
Edm Batter and bringe to the felect men, vpon the 

next fecond day of the weeke the fame 

who then are to meat to make the Country Rate 

Att a meetinge of the felect men 29 : 6 : 70 beinge 
pfent Togeather with the Comifion™ 

Its Ord r ed that Gen r all Towne meet- 
Capt George Corwine i no - e be warned vpon the next Lectur 

Mr Will Browne , ° , , r , u ,. . j £ ,, 

mr Jno Corwine da y : to meet v P on the lixt da y of the 

CorpU Jno putname weeke followinge at 9 of the clocke in 

?no B pSke?in ney the morm g e : for the Choife of a grand 

Edm Batter iury as alfo Constabls : & to fetle the 

bufiines about the new meetinge houfe : 

[131] Att a Gen r all Towne Meetinge held the 12 lh of 
7 mo 1670 
There was Choffen for Constables vidz : Edward Grouer 

Robert Prince 
Steven Hasket 
There was Choffen for the Grand Quest 
M r Henry Bartholmew 
ffranc Skery Jacob Barney Jun 

X Babbidge Jno Marston Jun 

Its Ordered that Capt Georg Corwine M r Jno Cor- 
wine M r Will Browne Jun & Edmund Batter are apoynt- 
ed and Impowerd to finifh the agreemt with Jno ffiske, 
and Colect Receiue with the helpe of the Constabls if need 
be to: and to make pay ml for the caringe on the builditige 
of a new meetinge houfe according to a form r voat of the 
towne 

In ord r to Andover way : Capt Corwine M r H Barthol- 
mew Lief Thomas Putname and m r will Hollingwood or 
any three of them are apoynted to meet with fome of 
Andover men to fee wheather a better way will be found : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 115 

& to view the way already layd and to make a returne to 
the Towne, wh wilbe beft for o r Town 

There was likewife notice taken that fome of Marble- 
head or others that haue Iocroched on o r Comons in 
Cuttinge of wood & Timber or at Bakers Hand &c the 
felect men are to Inquire after it & to act in itaccordinge 
to law & ord™ : of the Towne or Select men accordinge 
to w l (puiffion is already made 

Att a meetinge of the felect men 23: 7: 70 beinge 
pTent 

Capt Corwine 

M r will Brown Jun Robt Prince his pt of Country Rate is 
M r B Gidney 17 - 13 - 3£ 

Jn° Pickering Steven Haskets pt 21-15-4 

Ed Batter ' Ed Grovers pt 34-05-0 

73 : 13 : 7* 

Robt Prince his minfters Rate 37-06-6 

M r Grouer pt minfter Rate 76-09-0 

Steven Hafkets pt minfter Rate 76-01-0 

189 : 16 : 6 

[132] 23-7-1670 

Constable Grouer is to pay the minfter 65 - 00 - 00- 

Constable Hasket 65 - 00 - 00' 

Constable Prince 30-00-00 

Att a Meetinge of the felect men 11 th : 9 : 

70 beinge pfent 

Its Ord r ed that that ord r about falling 
Cor?Jno S2£m of trees made in 28-9-1636 : that xNath &. 
mr Barth Gidney Jn° Putname & Joshua Rea are further 
Jno Pickeringe Impowerd to fee the execucon of the. 
forefd ord r and to haue the fame benifit 
Att a meetinge of the felect men 15 : 9 . 70 beinge- 
p r fent, 

Its Ord r that ther shallbe a meetinge- 

? f a r P w C ,? r ^ ine „ of the felect men vpon 23 of this Inftant ; 
M r Will Browne , f. , - ,, 

Corp" Putname & the Conftabls of the laft yeer are then. 
m r Barth Gidney to rend r their feu r all Accounts 
Ed B P atter rinSe Its Ord r ed that Thomas Oliver is to 

haue twenty shilligs in good pay for his. 



116 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

paynes for goinge aboute the towne to Inquire after Inmats 
for w' is paft 

ffranc Skery for entertaynige of a stranger as an Inmate 
three weeks Contrary to a towne ord r : is to pay twenty 
shillings to Thomas Oliver: & ten shillings to m r ||Jn°j| 
Gidney fen : to their Content : || within a fornight|| or in 
default & none paymt to them or either of them to pay 
3 11 : for three weeks 

The next is Will Lake for entertaynige a stranger 
without ord ra : is to pay twenty shillings to M r Jno Gidney 
fen within one month tyme as a fine. 

Jn° Porter Jun for fellinge of twenty trees without 
ord re : Confefled twenty or thirty trees find twenty pounds, 
for each tree 20 s : 

[133] Att a gen r all Towne meetinge held 17 th : 9-70 
Choffen for Jury of Trialls 

m r Eliez Hauthorne Nath Putname 

m r Rich More Tho Jigles 

Jn° Rucke Eliez: Gidney 

Voated that thofe two Ord re made in the years 1636 & 
1642 Refpectinge : the Cuttinge of trees are Renewed : & 
Confermed vntill the towne take further ord s , and that 
the Select men in beinge are Impowred to apoynte pfons 
to fee thofe Ord s efectually put into execucon for the 
pferuacon of timber: & efpecially yonge trees in all pts 
of the town Commons. 

Att a meetinge of the felect men held '23-9-70 beinge 
pTent 

Its ordered that what timber trees that 
mr jno Corwine haue been felled & haue lyen vnocupied 

Jno p'iSiriS? aboue a moneth v P° n the Towns Comons 
Edm Batter it shalbe lawfull for Jn° fiske to take 

them for the vfe of the meetinge houfe 
Its ord r ed that Will fflinte Jno Pickering &willTraske 
are apoynted to fee the ord re executed about trees on the 
Towne Cowe Common & Rich Leech & Nath Howard & 
Jno Bachelore on Rial fide ||& Jno watters|| & Jno Put- 
name & Joshua Rea : Anthony Needhara about the farms 
and thefe pfons for their fafull difchardge of this ord r shal- 
be paid for their paynes, & its to be vnd r ltood that any one 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 117 

of thefe pfoDS thus apoynted hauig pticular ord re from 
the felect ||men as impowerd to fett out|| eu r y tree or trees 
or any other green wood, & thofe pfons that haue liberty 
to fall trees to Cut vp or Caufe to be cutt vp the tops of 
the faid trees and fet vp or cary it away and without ord" 
as abou faid not to fett out any to any pfons, and likewife 
to Informe the felect men from tyme to tyme the breach 
of this ord r & the felect men are to meet vpon that ace" : 
the firft fecond day of eu r y ruoneth vntill they take further 
ord rs & to begine to meat the firft munday of december 
about 5 of the cloak in the euening 

Rich Sibly granted liberty to fall 6 trees for his vfe for 
shingling ||& 2 tres to make trees || 

Jno Bleuin hath liberty to fall 4 or 6 trees for building 
& thefe men do promife to pay w m Traske, who is apoynt- 
ed to dd ther trees to them 

will Lord Jun is apoynted Corder of wood & to haue 
3 d p to be paid by the buyer 

[134] Att a meetinge of Select men 5 : 10 - 70 beinge 
pfent 

The shoremen of this Towne that 

M^JnocTrwfne make or dl T fish V P 0n ^ fish Iknd haU6 

Corpi Jno Putnam liberty to Cutt flake stuffe vpon o r Corn- 
Mr Barth Gidney ons <puided they cutt noe oacke nor wal- 
5? wSwn nut tree, & only for that vfe 

Jn° Bachelore haue liberty to cutt 6 
trees to make fencinge stuffe vpon the Comons 

Jn° Giles haue liberty to fall fiueteen trees for buildinge 
of a Barne : & 

Will Downton haue liberty to fell 16 : or 17 trees to 
build him a houfe. 

ffranc Collince haue liberty to fall twenty trees for to 
build his fon Jno Brown to build him a houfe & himfelv a 
houfe, vpon Bakers Hand & ther to take w l he wanteth & 
is apoynted to take care that not any Cutt timber or wood 
without leaue of felect men 

Jno Pickering haue liberty graunted to fell ten pine & 
other trees: & Jno Putnam three trees & Elez Gidney 10 
ees 

Edw Grour is apoynted to make a fuplement of waites 



118 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

& meafures & he is to be paid again by the town laying 

out money to be alowed again in valew 20 s : for 15 s ||in 

money! out of the town rate 

ffranc Skeiy hath liberty to Cutt 12 trees for fencing 
Jn° Southwicke hath liberty to fall & Cary awy 3 pine 

trees 

Ifacke Cooke liberty for 6 trees 

Jno Pudney liberty for 6 trees 

Jno Glouer hath liberty for 2 trees 

Jeremah Neale has liberty for 3 trees 

Edw Beacham has liberty for 6 trees for fencig 

Josiah Southwicke has liberty to fell 6 trees for building 

Thorn Weft 6 trees 

[135] Att a meeting of felect men 30 : 10-70 : being 
p r fent 

Its ordred that for the layinge owt of a 

Mr P wm B W ro D wne hi S h ™y near ^ fish Riu ' = Capt Cor- 
Mr Barth Gidney wine Jn° Pickeringe & Edmond Batter 
Corpii Putname are apoynted & impowred to lay it out or 
Edm Batter an y ^ wo °f them : & m r Barth Gidney & 

this to be don vppon the 4 th : of next 



There is a towne meetinge to be warned the next lectur 
day for a meetinge the fecond day of the weeke follow- 
inge at 9 of the Clocke for to make a towe Eate & for all 
pfons to acquint the town w' their feu r all difburburfmts 
haue been for the town that ord re may be taken for paym* 

Att a meetinge of the felect men 16:11-70 beinge p r fent 
Jno Cliford hauin^ bought a houfe & 
Stl ] ™ d thafc form'ly was form'ly m' 
mr Jno Corwine Goofes for thirty two pounds : as p bill 
mr Bartho Gidney f f d \ e doth apeare wh account of paym' 
Jno Pickenne „ ,•■ .f ., k J 

Ed Batter 1S as followeth vidz : 

Imprims for keepinsje of m" Goofe 05 - 00 - 00 

Its for keeping: of Sarah Lambert & Child 1667 11 - 00 - 00 
Its for 3 years afterwards at 7 U p Anum 21 - 00 - 00 

the other 5" pd by the towne: 

37-00-00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 119 

Jn° Cliford tyme of keepinge of farah Lambert begn 
5.10.1670 

The Deacons p r fented their Acc lu to the felect men & 
wee find in Deacon Homes hand 13" : 00 : 05 d | 

& in Deacon prince hand 4 - 01 - 7 \ 

17 - 2- 10 

There is liberty graunted for the Cuttinge of fire wood 
at the p r fent fnow lying deepe vppon tbe ground : in 
fwamps qpuided w* they Cutt downe day by day : ||it|jbe 
cutt into wood to be caried away the fame day vppon the 
penalty of 10" : p: ||tree|| the one halfe to the Informer & 
the other to the poore of the Towne 

M r Willm Browne Jun & Edmond Batter are Impowred 
to fetle Rebeca to fome good plac 

M r Will Browne & m r Jno Corwine & m r Barth Gid- 
ney, are apoynted to call the Constables of the last yeare 
to an ace" or any two of them 

[136] Att a Gen r all Towne meetinge held 16:11:70 
Voated then for the raifinge of a Towne Rate 
To Capt Corwine 06 - 00 : 00 

pd To M r John Gidney fen 09-09-09 

pd To Jno Cliford 04 - 08 - 06 

pd To fcoolmaifter 20" : & m r Jno Corwin 24 - 00 - 00 
pd To M r Will Browne Jun 01 - 16 - 05 

pd To the Bellringer 05 - 00 - 00 

pd To Corp 11 Jno Pickering 00 - 16 - 00 

pd The whipp r 02 - 00 - 00 

pd To m r Ashby for expences about highways 05 - 04 - 00 
pd To Jno Marston Jun for mendinge gates 00 - 05 - 00 
pd To Tho Oliver for goinge about Towne to 

Inquire after Inmats &c 01 - 00 - 00 

pd To the deputys Chardges each 7" 14 - 00 - 00 

To the Coledge money 06-00-00 

To Capt Corwine w' is due to him for 
aboute the fort not pd by Samll williams 03 - 10 - 00 
Marshall Skery hath liberty to Cutt wood on Rial fide 
for wood 10 : or 12: || trees || & fwmpe wood w'he needeth 



120 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[137] 1670 Constable Edward Grouer 

pt of Towne Rate 38 : 05 - 04 

Constable Steven Hasket pt 27 - 08 : 00 

Constable Robt Prince pt 21 - 07 - 10 



87 - 01 - 02 



Bills Graunted for the paymt of Towne Debts 19 th 
llmo _7 pd M r Jno Corwine To 1 Bill of 19 u -00-4 d : 
togeatber with w l he owed for the Towne 1 ground || wh is 
5 U were the fcoolehoufe formly stood 24 : 00 : 04 

pd To m r Jno Gidney fen 1 Bill 09 - 09 - 9 

pd To M r Will Browne Jun 01-16-5 

pd To Jno Cliford 04 - 08 - 6 

pd To Henry West 05 - 00 - 6 

pd To Jno Pickeringe 00-16-00 

pd To Anthony Afhby 05 - 04 : 00 

pd To Tho Oliver 01 - 00 - 00 

pd 7 U To Capt George Corwine 2 Bills 

9 U : 10 : pd 7.00 16 - 10 - 00 

pd To Edmond Batter 07 - 00 : 00 

pd To Jn° Marston Jun 00 - 05 : 00 

pd To: m r Jno Gidney fen 00 - 16 - 11 

pd To Nath Pickm an Sen/ 00 - 14 - 00 

[138] Att a meetinge of felect men 20 th : 12 : 70 
beinge pfent wee apoynte a Gen r all 
SvSaSnejun Towne meetinge for the Choife of felect 
CorpU Putname men for the next yere vpon the third 

™ r Earth Gidney day of March beinge 6 th day of the week 
Ed P : BatteT 1115 at 8 of the clocke mornige 

Conftable John Porter is Debito r li fs d 

It : for his p 1 of the Country Rate 15 : 15 : 08 

It : for his p* of the mined" rate 35 : 00 : 06 

It : for his p* of the Towne Rate 27 : 10 : 03 



78 : 06 : 05 



Conftable Porter is Credito r 
By m r Higginson as p his receipt pd 
him 23 : 00 : 06 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



121 



By. John Putnam pd him 05 : 00 : 00 

By. Joseph Huchinfon pd him 02 : 00 : 00 

By. W m Trafke pd him 02 : 00 : 00 

By. m r Endecott pd him 04 : 00 : 00 

By. Nath Putnam & Jofhua Kay pd them 04 : 01 : 06 

By. W m Trafke & Comp tt pd them 08 : 12 : 06 
By. m r Higginson: as p his receipt pd 

him more 12 : 00 : 00 

By. Jn° Grifwells rate Abated 00 : 05 : 00 

By. Jn° Phelps rate Abated 00 : 09 : 00 

By. Jn° Sampfons rate Abated 00 : 05 : 00 

By. Allowance for Gathering in the rates 00 : 17 : 03 
By. the Country Treafurer pd him as 

p his receipt doth Appear : 15 U 15 s 6 d 15 : 15 : 06 



78 : 06 : 03 
ffarm r Porter Conftable is difcharg'd from the Rate 
Committed to him the year that he was Conftable in 

[139] Conftable GeorgKeafer: is Debito r li 6 d 

for his pt of the Towne rate 54 : 15 : 09 

for his pt of the Country Rate 34 : 13 : 08 

for his pt of the minefters rate 71 : 02 : 06 
for Seuerall men on the minefters rate 

that were not Sum'd vp 00 : 11 : 06 



161 : 03 : 05 



Conftable Keafer is Credito 1 " 
By the Country Rate w ch m r Phipeny was 

to Gather 34 

By m r Higginson as p his receipt pd him 69 

By Abatement for Seuerall men gone 02 

By m r Bartholmew & m r Ele Hathorne 06 

By m r Bartholmew pd him 01 

By m r Jn° Corwin pd him 01 

By m r Philip Cromwell pd him 02 

By Ruben Guppy 00 

By John Pickerine 00 

By m r W m Browne Sen 1 06 

By m r Gedny Sen r 2 bills of 09 



13 : 08 
03 : 00 

02 : 06 

17 : 00 
09 : 00 
00: 00 

18 : 06 

03 : 04 
16 :00 
18 : 01 
12: 09 



05 


00 


00 


05 


14 


06 


10 


07 


00 



01 


06 


00 


02 


:00 


00 


00 


06 


01 


161 


: 03 


05 



122 SALEM TOWN BECOBDS. 

By Hennery Weft pd him 

By ni r Batter pd him 

By Cap* Corwin pd him 

By being Charg'd for Joseph Gardner when 
it was in m r Phipenys rate & he Gath r d it in 00 : 16 : 00 

By Allowance for Gathering in the Towne 
& the mineftrs rate & other Expences 
about Towne Buifsines 

By Jn° Hill & Joseph Boyce Jun r pd them 

By m r Grafton Sen r pd him 



this acc° is Ballanc'd And m r Georg Keafer is difcharg'd 

from the Rates Committed to him the year that he was 

Conftable in 

[140] Conftable Joseph Phippeny is Debito r li fs d 
for his pt of the Towne Rate 36 : 03 : 05 

for the mineft 13 rate his p' is 60 : 02 : 06 

for his p* of the Country Rate 22 : 17 : 00 

for m r Keafers Country Rate w ch y u were to 

Gather 34 : 13 : 08 

for Seuerall men on the mineft re rate that 

were not Sum'd vp come to 01 : 13 : 06 



Conftable Phippeny is Credito r 

By m r Higginson as p his receipt 

By Willm Browne Jun r 

By m r Gedny Sen r 

By Nath Pickman 

By Capt Corwin : 2 bills for himfelfe & 
one of 30 s for Henery Rennolds all is 08 : 16 : 00 

By being Charg'd for Jn° Gedny Jun r when 
it was in rn r Keafers rate & he Gather' d it in 01 : 00 : 00 

By being Allow'd Jn° Graftons & Joshua 
Wards rates is in all 

By m r Jn° Gardn r pd him 

By Jn° Clifford pd him 

By m r Henery Bartholmew pd him 

By m r Bartholmew & m r Ele Hathorne 



155 


10 


01 


51 


: 11 


09 


01 


06 


02 


01 


12 


06 


01 


00 


00 



01 


: 15 


00 


01 


00 


00 


06 


05 


00 


05 


02 


00 


03 


: 02 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 123 

By Gathering in Conftable Keafers p< of 
the Country rate for w ch y u are to be allow'd 

By m r Higginson as p his receipt 

By m r W ,n Browne Sen r pd him 

By Allowance for Gathering the Towne 
and Mineft rs rate & other Expence about 
Towne Buifsnes 

By m r Higginson: pd him more 17 s 

By m r Batter pd him 3 11 16 s ll d 

By the Country Treasurer pd him as p r 
Receipt 22 : 17 : 00 

By m r Keisers his pt of y e Country Rate 
paid by him 34 : 13 : 08 

mor paid m r gedny Sen r bill for Comition" 
Expences 02 : 14 : 00 



02 


00 


00 


01 


13 


On 


01 


10 


00 


01 


06 


00 


00 


17 


()0 


03 


16 


11 



153 : 17 : 04 
more over paid the ||Country|| treasurer 002 : 11 : 06 

[141] At A Generall Towne Meeting held the 3 d ; 
m r ch: 1670/71 

Chofsen ffor Select men for the year Enfueing. 
Viz 1 Majo r W m Hauthorne m r Joseph Grafton Sen r 

M r W m Browne Sen 1 LeP Georg Gardner 

ffarm r Jn° Porter W m Browne Jun r 

m r Hennery Bartholmew 

Capt James Smith of m r blhead, his Demand of 40f h for 
Entertaining of Sicke folke in his houfe at Caftle hill: is 
reffer'd to the Select Men to Agree w lh him and to See 
him Sattiffyed 

Hennery Weft Defir'd to be Difmifd from Ringing of 
the bell, And the Towne Reffer'd it to the Selectmen to 
make choice of another, and to Agree w th him, According- 
ly the Select men haue made choice of Benjamin ffelton, 
and Agreed with him, to Allow him as Hennery Weft had 
formerly. 

Thomas Oliuer his Demand of twenty shillings for Goe- 
ing about the Towne to Inquire after Inmates is allow'd 
him and ffrancis Skery is to pay it, in Some good pay to 
his Content, for Entertaining an Inmate 



124 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Natb : Pickman , his Demand of fourteen shillings for 
worke done about the Meeting houfe, is allow'd 

The Select men are Def ir'd to Agree w th Some body for 
the mony w ch the Deacons lent to the Towne, w ch was 
tenn pownds, and to Giue such Allowance as they can 
Agree for, and the mony to be pd the Deacons Againe 

1672. The Select men paid into the Deacons Seauen 
pownds in mony in the j-eare 1672 

The Towne has Reffer'd W m Adams petition for halfe 
An Acre of land, to Keep sheep in to the Select men, and 
to lay it him out & not Exceed halfe an Acre 

Voated that the Select men shall call the Counftables 
to account, and reckon w th m r Higginson for the years past 

The County Court held at Salem in November last 
Seeing Caufe, to Reffer it to this Towne to make Choice 
of one to Keep an Ordinarie, to Sell Beer, w ch according- 
ly the Towne haue [jdone &|| made Choice of m r Joseph 
Gardner, to Keep an Ordinarie M r Joseph Gardner hath 
the Aprobation of the Select men to Sell wine by Retaile. 

[142] At A meeting of y e Select men the 6 : m r ch 
1670/71 being p r sent 

Its Ord r d that all fences about the 
^w"to°wne, Senr towne shall be Sufficiently repaired, 
n>>- Bartholomew and all feilds Inclofed by the last of 

mr Grafton this Instant month, on the penalty of 

Wm Brwnejun" fiue shillings for Euery Weeks Defect, 
and Hennery Skery Jun r & Jeremy 
Neal are Chofen Suruey rs of the fences from the meeting 
houfe to the Lower End of the Towne And "\V m fflint & 
John Marfton Jun r from the meeting houfe to the Strong 
"Watter Brooke. 

Its Ord r d that all Swine aboue two months old shall be 
Sufficeently Ringed that goe vpon the Townes Commons 
at or before, the twentieth day of this Instant month vpon 
the penalty of 12 d p day for neglect, and to be Sufficiently 
yoaked p the firft of May next on the Same penalty & 
Reuben Guppy is Appointed to See the Execution of this 
Order, & to haue the benifit of the fines, and this Order 
to Continue throw out the year And it is further ord r d 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 125 

that Reuben Guppy is to Ringe and yoake the hoggs || 
that are not ring'd & yoak'd||and to haue 12 d p hogg for 
his labor. Ruben Guppy Reffuseing to Execute this or- 
der, Edm° Bridges is Chofsen, in his roome to see the Ex- 
ecution of it 

m r Bartholmew Lef* Gardner & W m Browne Jun r , or 
any two of them are Appointed to lay out the land for 
W m Adams. 

m r Bartholmew Lef* Gardn r & W m Browne Jun r Laid 
out to W m Adams near about halfe an Acre of Land next 
to the brooke caled strong watter Brooke, right ouer 
Against the houfe & land of Sam 11 Ebborne Jun r 

W m Trafke & Isack Cooke are Chofen Suruey" of the 
fences of the North ffeild 

John Pickering & Nich°Maning are Chofsen Suruey rs of 
the ffences belonging to the South ffeild. 

W m Browne Jun r , is Chofen to keepe the Towne booke 
this year Enfueing. 

[143] At A meeting of the ffreemen the 11 th m r ch 
1670/71 

m r W m Browne Sen r is Chofen Comitioner to Carry in 
the Voates for the nomination of majestrates, at the meet- 
ing of the Comitioners, of other townes vpon the day Ap- 
pointed by law. 

At A meeting of the Select men the 17 th m r ch 1670/71 

being p r sent Its Order'd that a Gen r all Towne 

Meeting be warn'd the Next Lectur day, 

ffa a rmr?or h te°r ne to raeet V P on the last ^ ° f the Sli ™ e 
mr Bartimew weeke, w ch will be the 25 l m r ch at 9 of 

mr Grafton the Clocke in y e morning To Confid 1 what 

Wm Browne Jum is to be done about Andeu r High Way, 
and to Choofe a Cow Keeper and to 
Choofe a Grand Jury man, and what Elce may fall in, 
wherein the Town is Confern'd 

At A Gen r all Towne Meeting held the 25' m r ch : 1671. 

Voated that Majo r Hathorne Cap' Corwin m r Hen Bar- 
tholmew and Lef* Tho : Putnam or the MajV p* of them, 
shall see if ther may be a better High way fownd out to 
Andeuer, then that w cb now is, w ch if they can finde, And 



126 8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Andeuer men will not Confent vnto, then the pties Aboue 
named Are defir'd to petition to the Generall Court for 
it, but if they cannot haue it Granted, then they are to 
Appoint men to mend the way that now is before Salem 
Court next in June and to make A returne to the Towne. 

Voated that the Select men fhall take care to <puide one 
to Keepe the Cows belonging to the Towne, and to qpuide 
Bulls for the heard. 

Voated that the Select men shall take Care of the poore 
of the Towne, and <puide what is needfull for them on the 
Towns account 

The Select men are to Choofe Suruey r s of the Towne 
highways 

John Smith maltfter hath priuilidge of the Common 
Granted him as other Inhabitants haue. 

m r Edm° Batter is Chofen to Serue on the Grand Jury 

Granted the request of the proprietors of the North 
ffeild, that Nath. ffelton shall haue liberty to fence about 
ten pole at the north End of ther Generall fence ouer a 
little peice of Salt marfh beiug about a qtr of an Acre, 
and shall haue the priuiledge of what thatch or ffodder 
may be cutt vpon it, during the Towns pleafure. 

[144] Voated that the Select men shall take care to 
cpuide a houfe for m r Epps to Keep skoole in till his year 
be out w ch will be in July or August next 

At A meeting of the Select men the 27 th m r ch : 1671 
being p r sent. 

m r Bartholmew Gedny is Chofen to 

mi Browne Sear be Clarke of the m r kett for the year 

mr Bartholmew Enfueing for the Sealing of waights & 

oZg$Z?S£Z "eafureslland Conftable Groues is Ap- 

pointed to Giue him notice of it. 

At A meeting of the Select men the 4 th Aprill: 1671 
being p r sent : W m fflint, John Neal, Joseph Phipen 
Sen r & Jn° Marfy are Chofsen to Repaire 
m?Wm Browne the high-ways, begining at strong Watter 
mr Bartholmew Brooke, and Soe to Winter Hand, 
mr Grafton j h n Southwick & Eleaz r Gyles from 

Left Geo. Gardnr .i r 

Wm Browne Junr strong watter Brooke, vp to the farrnes, 
and all other ways soe farr as the Towne 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 127 

is Confern'd to repaire, Agreed w ,h John Milke to Keep 
the Cowes this Summ r at 4 8 p head, and he is to <puide 
two Suffisient bulls and to haue the benifit of that ord r 
of 12 d p cow that feed on the towne Commons w ,h out 
Keepers, and to begin the 17 th of this p r sent month of 
April 1771, and to End the 20 th of October following. 
John Taylor, Joyner, is Admitted an Inhabitant 
At A meeting of the ffreemen the 22 th Aprill: 1671 
Chofen for Deputies for the Generall Court the year 
Enfueing m r Edm° Batter & m r Henery Bartholmew 

[145] At A meeting of the Select men the 27 th maje 
1671 being p r sent Its Ord r d that ther shall be a High 
Way Laid: out from the Country Way 
ffa a rm?port°e r t ne that Cometh Downe to the head of frost 
mr Bartholmew ffish brooke into Jacob Barny Sen r s Land 
mr Gxafton ^ to goe to his barrs and soe downe to the 
rowne unr r j uer j t b em g t Qe Same way that hath 
been to Cart to the Riuer, the which way is to be laid out 
two Rodd wide vntill it Cometh within four rodd of the 
riuer and soe to be four rodd from high watter mark which 
is to be soe from the watter takeing in both the poynts 
wher wood is vfually laid and the Coue between them 
ffarmer Porter & Rich d Leach are appointed to Lay out 
the Way. 

At A Generall Towne meeting held the 19 th June : 
1671. m r Eleazer Hathorne Chofen to Serue vpon the 
Grand Jurie Chofsen to Serue on the Jurie of Tryalls 
Leif* Georg Gardner Samuel Pickman 

m r Zerobable Endecott John Clifford 
Serg* Nath ffelton Manafses Marfton 

Joseph Phipen Sen r 

At A meeting of the Select men the 8 th of July 1671 

being p r sent It Ord r d that ther shall be A Generall 

Towne meeting Warn'd the next lecture 

Majr Hathorne day to meet on the munday following 

ffa^rXteT W* wil1 be the ^ of Ju ty at 10 of the 

mr Bartholmew Clock in the morning. To Conlider of 

m>- Grafton Some proportions made by m r Higginson, 
Left Gardner ■ r *r *nr * r< 

W°> Browne Junr About his remoueall, and Allloe to Con- 



128 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

fider of another high way to Andeuer, and to make choice 
of an Eight man or Comifsion 1 to Joyne with the Select men 
to Make the Country Rate 

[146] At A Generall Towne meeting held the 17 th of 
July: 1671 : Cap* Georg Corwine is Chofsen for the 8 th 
man or Coraifsion r to Joyne With the Select men to make 
the Country Rate. 

Majo r Hathorne Cap 1 Corwine m r Hennery Bartholmew 
and Lef* Tho : Putnam are Chofen to take care about An- 
douar Highway, and Appoint the place wher a bridge 
shall be made ouer the riuer, and Agree with some men to 
doe it that it may be done before the next court held at 
Salem. 

m r Daniel Epps, is Chofsen to keep A Gramar Skoole in 
this Towne for the year Enfueing, and its left to the Se- 
lect men to Agree with him for his yearly maintainnance 
from the Towne. 

Its ord r d that m r Edward Norice shall haue ten pownds 
allow'd him for the year Ensueing, towards his maintain- 
ance and this to be pd out of the Towne Rate. 

The Towne made Choice of m r Batter m r Bartholmew 
and Lef* Putnam to goe to m r Higginson to know his 
minde whether one hundred pownds in mony & forty Cord 
of woode according to A propofition, made by him former- 
ly to the Towne, would now Sattiffy him for his yearly 
maintainance, and the trouble, to be taken of from him, in 
the Gathering of it in from Seuerall psons, which accord- 
ingly they did, and brought this returns to the Towne 
from him as ffolloweth. that he did Except of ther prop- 
ofition made to him of one hundred pownds in mony and 
forty Cord of wood, per anum for his mayntaynance from 
the Towne, to be paid him twenty fiue pownds in mony 
Each quarter of the year : Vpon wich the Towne paft this 
Voate that m r Higginson should haue one hundred pownds 
in mony p anum and forty Cord of wood, the mony to 
be paid him, twenty fiue pownds p quarter at each quarter 
of the year, and the year 

[147] Year to begin the next January, and the Towne 
made Choice of m r William Browne Sen r , to pay him this 



SALEM TOWN RECOEDS. 129 

mony, and wood, before mentioned, and he accepts it 
|| for one yeare ||<puided he may haue the Rate of one hun- 
dred & Sixty pownds paid him in by y e Conftabls in Such 
pay and at such prizes as the Country Rate is paid in at, 
and if any man pays him in mony he shall haue one quar- 
ter part of his rate Abated him 

At A meeting of the Select men the 31 th July 1671 

being p r sent. Agreed m r Daniel Epps Jun r to keep 

a Gramer Shoole for this year En- 

mr a Browne S D enr fu eing. and he is to haue twenty 

mr Barthoimew. pownds ffrom the Towne to be pd him 

Lef?Ga f rdner ° Ut ° f the Towne Rate in Such P a 7 as 

Wm Browne junr m ay be Sutable for him, and he is to 
haue befides halfe pay for all Skollers 
of the Towne and Whole pay from Strangers, and the year 
is to begin, wher it Ended the last year that is to Say on 
the 18 th of July paft 

At A Generall Towne meeting held the 28 th Aug st : 1671 

Its ord r d that the Counftables that shall be now Chofen 
shall Serue till the next Gen r all Towne meeting in m r ch 
next When the Select men are Chofen and that then new 
Conftables shall be Chofen which shall Serue for the whole 
year, and that is the time Appointed that the Conftabls shall 
be Chofen in heerafter, namely at the Gen r all Towne meet- 
ing in m r ch when the Select men are Chofen : 

Chofen for Conftables, till the Gen r all Towne meet- 
ing in m r ch next, and they to Gather in the Rates for the 
|| whole |i year for Conftabls. m r Sam 11 Gardner, m r Eleaz r 
Gedny. & Nath: Ingerfon 

Chofen for the Grand Jury, for the year Enfueing 
Corporall Jn° Putnam Nath : Pickman. Sen r 
Thomas Gardner Jun r Isack Williams 
Edward Woolland ffraucis Nurfe 

[148] At A meeting of the Select men : the 29 th of Au- 
gust : 1671. being p r sent Agreed w ,h Cap 1 James Smith, of 
m r blhead, that the Towne is to pay him 
Mw^Senr thirty shillings for his Entertaining the 
ffarmr Porter Sicke people in his houfe at Caftle Hill 

Mr Barthoimew Charg'ed a bill on m r Jn° Corwin 

W- BrownTjuar this p'sent daje to pay Capt Smith thir- 



180 SALEM TOWN REOOBDS. 

ty shillings, but he return'd the bill to the Select men & 
Said that m r Jn° Corwin reff used to pay the bill : 

Walter Doleman, is rec'd, An Inhabitant in this Towne 

Sam 11 Steuens, is reed ||to be|| An Inhabitant soe long 
as he behaues himfelfe well in the Towne 

Jn° Corwine refuseing to pay Cap* Smiths bill a bill 
was Charg'd on W m Browne Jun r to pay him thirty shill- 
ings, and he pay'd it to S d Smith on the Townes acc° 

The Select men vpon Inquiry after what stocke of pow- 
der and bulletts the towne haue they finde as followeth: 

Imp r In the hands of Cap* Georg Corwin two barrells of 
powder, and 

In the hands of m r W m Browne Sen 1 about a hundred 
and halfe or a hundred & three quarters of bulletts 

And In the hands of Cap* Price about Sixty pownds of 
Bulletts. 

[149] 30 th Day of August: 1671 : 

11 s d 

m r Sam 11 Gardner, Conftable his p* of 

the mineft rs rate is 067 : 15 : 00 

m r Eleaz* Gedny Conftable, his p* is 080 : 10 : 00 

Nathaniel Ingerfon, Conftable his p* is 039 : 03 : 00 

The whole of the Mineft™ rate is 187 : 08 : 00 

4 th Sep* 1671. 

m r Sam 11 Gardner, Conftable his p* of the 

Country rate is 031 : 08 : 06 

m r Eleaz r Gedny Conftable his p* is 030 : 03 : 06 

Nathaniel Ingerfon Conftables p* is 016 : 12 : 03 

* the whole is 078:04:03 

9 th January: 1671 
m r Sam 11 Gardner, Conftable his p* of the 

Towne Rate is 030 : 05 : 02 

m r Eleaz r Gedny Conftable his p* is 040 : 17 : 08 

Nathaniel Ingerfon Conftable his p* is 023 : 13 : 00 

The Whole of The Towne Rate is 094:15:10 

[150] At A meeting of the Select men the 25* Sep* 
1671 being p r sent : 

•In the margin, 451': 08 «: 10d to pay the country Treafu r . 



SALEM TOWN BECORDS. 



181 



Majr Hathorne 
mr Wra Browne 
fiEarmr Porter 
mr Bartholmew 
W" Browne Junr 



Michell Chaplman 
abatement in his owne Rate 



m r Jn° Cor wine, was abated for Seu r - 
all mens rates as followeth they being 
abfent or in the other Conftables rates. 
Thomas ffoster. 5 s 00 : 05 : 00 

Rich'd Snekfmith 00 : 04 : 00 

00 : 04 : 00 

01 : 00 : 00 
01 : 13 : 00 



he was debito r to the Towne before 3" 8 s 
and now abatement and allowances 1" 13 s 
reckoned w th him this p r sent day and he " * d 

is debito r to ball a his acc° to the Towne 35 s 01 : 15 : 00 
W m Browne Jun r was debito 1 to the Towne 

for what he was Short when he was Conftable " ' d 



02: 15: 10 



It he paid Capt Smith of m r blehead 30 s 01 

Abated him for Gathering the mineft rs rate 01 



00 
00 



02 : 10 : 00 



Reckoned w th him this p r sent day and he is 

debito 1 to the towne 5 s 10 d u ■ d 

00 : 05 : 10 
pd W m Curtis by Order 5/10 d w ch is y e ball a 00 : 05 : 10 
Reckoned w th W ra Browne Jun r the 30 th January 1671 
and ballanc'd acc° with him 

Edmond Afhby and Benjamin Afhby, are Receiued In- 
haitants into this Towne. 

Laid out to m r Richard Prince A houfe lott downe in the 
Common Right ouer Against Michel Chaplmans houfe, and 
he is to pay the Towne fiue pownds for it ; for \v ch is 
debito r to the Towne Still it Containes in Length riming 
North and South, about Seauen rodd & fower foote and in 
breadth fower rodd & halfe. 



[151] At A meeting of the Select men the 11th no- 
uemb r 1671 being p r sent Its Ord r d that A Gen r all towne 
meeting be Warn'd vpon the next lec- 
Majr Hathorne ture day to meet on munday the 20 th of 
Z Bartholmew this P rsent month of nouember, at ten 
W" Browne Junr f the Clock in the morning, 1* for the 



132 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

raifeing a towne rate, and for all psons to accquaint the 
towne of ther Seuerall dilburfmts for the towne that ord r 
may be taken for ther payment 2: And to make Choice of 
a Jury of Tryalls for the next Court 3. to Confid r what 
shall be done about the repaireing of the meeting houle 
4 ly to Coniid r what Courfe is to be taken to reftraine felling 
of trees for fire wood Espetially Small trees. 5 Iy to Confid r 
the request of o r neighbors at the ffarmes liueing toward 
Ipswich riuer, of haueing A minefter to preach among 
themselues, and what other buifsinefs may fall in wherin 
the towne is Confern'd. 

John Smith, the mafon is Admitted an Inhabitant into 
this towne : 

Att A Generall Towne meeting held the 20 th of nouem- 
ber: 1671: 

voated that ther shall be ninety pownds rayfed for the 
defraying the Towns occations for this year Enfueing 

Its ord r d that the Select men shall take care to repaire 
the meeting houfe. 

Chofsen to Serue on the Jury of Tryalls 
m r John Ruck 

m r John Corwin Nath: Putnam 

m r John Turner Serg* Pickering 

Sam 11 Williams Ellias Mafson 

Voated that the Select men in being shall call thofe to 
account that are Indebted to the Towne and vpon ther re- 
fusall of paym*, the Selectmen are ord r d and Impowred by 
the Towne to Sue them for it: Caryed ouer Leafe 

[152] Voated that the ord r , made in the yeare, 1670 
for the restraining of felling of Trees Espetiall}'' young 
trees, is Confirmed, and the Select men in being from year 
to year shall see to the Execution of it or take Care to Ap- 
point Some others to see to the Execution of it, And this 
ord r is to stand in force till the Towne shall see Caufe to 
Allter it 

Voated that the farmers request about haueing a mineft* 
among themfelues is refer' d to the Gen r all Towne meet- 
ing in m r ch next and then they are to haue An Anfwer to 
ther request 

Att A meeting of the Select men this 20 th of Decemb r 
1671, being p r sent 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 133 

Granted to Jn° Milke an ord r to receiue 12 d p Cow of 
. thofe that haue Cowes feed on the 

mfwm BrowneSeiu Town e Common w tb out a Keeper from 
mr Hen Bartholomew the bridge to the low r end of the 
mr Joseph Grafton Towne to Winter Hand : 
Wm Browne Junr 1irm n ... „ , , , . ,.,,. 

W m Curtis is allow d forty shillings 

for Keeping of W ra Laide this Last Sumer & he is to haue 
Laids Clothes 

John Launder requested of the Select men that he 
might haue a houfe lott in the Comon ouer Against W m 
Curtises he paying for it as other men did for thers 

Reckoned w tb Edward Humber, and he was accquitted 
from the Rates Comitted to him the year that he was Con- 
ftable in: 

Att A meeting of the Select men the 26 l Decemb r 1671. 
being p r sent The Conftables for the year 1670: 

namely Stephen Halkett Edward 
m" J Wm a Bro°wn e e Senr Groues & Robert Prince rendered ther 
mr Henry Bartholmew Accounts to the Select men which were 
mr Joseph Grafton as ff ll weth on the three next Sides. 
W m Browne Junr 

[153] Conftable Halkett: is Debito r 
ffor his p* of the Contry & County Rate 
w ch was three quarters of a Single Country " s d 
Rate for them both w cb come to 16 : 06 : 06 

for Rob* Princes p* of the Country & County 

rate 
for your p* of the mineffs Rate is 
for your p l of the Towne Rate is 

Conftable Hafkett: is Credito r 
By m r Higginson pd him as p his receipt 
By W m Browne Jun r pd him 
By m r Gedny Sen r pd him 
By m r Jn° Corwin pd him 
By the Whipper pd him 
By the Country Treafurer pd him 
By m r Afhby pd him for Expenses about 
highways 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



By 20" Allow'd him for Gathering in the 

Rates 01: 00: 00 

By 16 s Allow'd him for Goeing to Ipswich 

& Charges about ord r ing the County 

Rate 00: 16: 00 

By W m Blunts rate he being Gone before" 00 : 05 : 00 
By Joseph Miles rate 7/1 l d by Rich d Thiftles 



5/ 

By Gilbert Petters Companys rates 
By W m Tates Rob* Downings & Arthur 

Tompkinses 
By Andrew Cubys Henery Trotters & Tho 

Bo wens 
By Jn° Clements Gabriel Holmans & Pett r 

Mill r s Comp a 
By Barth ffofters Tho: Whites & Georg 

Earlys 
By Rob 4 Hodge being twice Rated & Allen 

Tarrens 
By Geo: Williams Mofes Vowdens & Jn° 

Baldwins 
By the County Treafurer pd him 
By Caleb More his rated being abated 
By a Stand 1 for the Ell & y r d & a 2 foote 

rule 
By : Thomas Webbers rate it being abated 

[154] Conftable Groues: is Debito r 

ffor his p* of the Country & County Rate 
ffor his p l of the Mineffs Rate 
ffor his p* of Towne Rate 

Conftables Groues : is Credito r 
By m r Higginson pd him as p his receipt 
By m r Ashby pd him for Expenses about 

highways 
By Jn° Clifford pd hiin 
By Tho: Oliuer pd him 
By Jn° Marlton, Jun r pd him 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 135 

By John Pickering pd him 
By m r Batter pd him 
By Nath Pickman Sen r pd him 
By himfelfe for the burying place 
By the Country Treafurer pd him 
By m r Gedny for the Comifsion r s Expences at 
his houfe w ch the Country Treafurer is 
to pay 02: 10: 00 

By his owne Rate w ch is allow'd him for 

Gathering in the Rates w ch come to 00 : 19 : 04 
By Benjamin Agers Rate 00 : 10 : 00 

By m r Emerys Rates 00 : 08 : 00 

By Seu r all mens Rates w ch were Gone before 
he had the Rates comitted to him al come 
to 02: 03: 10 

By m r W m Browne Sen r pd him 05 : 01 : 00 

By the County Treafurer pd him 08 : 00 : 00 

By Skales & waights, 13/4 d in mony w th y e 

allowance is 00 : 16 : 08 

[155] Conftable Rob 1 Prince is Debito r 

ffor his p* of the Country & County Rate 
ffor his p 1 of the Minefter's Rate 
ffor his p* of the Towne Rate 

Conftable Prince is Credito 1 " 
By his p of the Country & County Rate w cl 

Conftable Haikett is to pay 
By m r Higginfon pd him as p his receipt 
By Henery Weft pd him 
By Capt Cor win pd him 
By m r Gedny Sen r pd him 
By John Phelps Rate 
By ffr Euered Jn° Procters mans rate 
By Joseph Woodrows rate 
By John Wilkins rate 
By his owne Rate 16/l d w cb he is allowed for 

Gathering in the rates & 1 q r pay !"' 
By Leff' Putnam pd him 

Ball* 71: 19: 03 



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136 SALEM TOWN RECORDS' 

Rob 1 Prince is difcharg'd from the Rates Comitted 
to him the year that he was Conftable in : 

[156] Att A meeting of the Selectmen the 16 th January 
1671. being p r sent 

Maf Hathorne 

ffarm r Porter 

m r Bartholmew 

m r Grafton 

W m Browne Jun r 

Bills Graunted to pay the Towne Debts 

Had 

pd To Capt Corwine, in p l for Charges about 

Andouer High Ways. 14 11 11 s 3 d 14 : 11 : 03 

pd To Lef 4 Putnam for Charges About An- 
dou r High Way. two bills. 5" : 14 fs : 10 d 
& 7" 4 s 8 d 12 : 19 : 06 

pd To m r W ra Browne Sen r 02 : 13 : 02 

pd To m r Henrey Bartholmew 05 : 02 : 00 

pd To William Browne Jun r 02 : 05 : 08 

pd To m r Grafton for Expences about W m 

Lyde 00 : 06 : 01 

pd To Willm Seagraue ringing the bell 05 : 00 : 00 

pd To m r Edward Norice 10 : 00 : 00 

pd To Jn° Clifford : for Keeping Sarah Lam- 
bert 07:00:00 
pd To m r Gedny for the Comifion r s Expences 02 : 15 : 05 
pd To Serg* ffelton for worke at the highways 

p m r Gardn r 04 : 15 : 06 

pd To Willm fflint for worke done about the 

highways 06 : 15 : 06 

pd To Anthony Buxfton for worke about y e 

highways 01 : 14 : 08 

pd To John Marfton Jun r 00 : 05 : 06 

pd To W m Curtis : a bill to the Conftable for 
34/2 d & pd him by W ra Browne Jun r 
5/10 d all is 02 : 00 : 00 

pd To Jn° Marfy for difburfm ts on the high- 
ways 06 : 01 : 06 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 137 

pd To Cap 1 Corwin: for the ballance of his 

account 14 : 03 : 00 

To Serg' Browne, for mending Glafs for y e 

meeting houfe 00 : 17 : 00 

pd To Daniel Andrew for Keeping Skoole in 

his houfe 
pd and for mending the Schoole houfe that 

now is 01 : 18 : 00 

pd To m r W m Browne Sen r for Soe much 

paidm r Higginfon: on the Townes behalfe 05 : 01 : 00 
pd To m r Gedny Sen r for the Select mens 

Expences 47 s 02 : 07 : 00 

To m r Daniel Epps. 3 bills for 20" for 

Keeping schoole 20 : 00 : 00 

pd To Cap 1 Price 9/6 d w ch was due to him 

in the year 1668. w ch was not paid 00 : 09 : 06 

pd To N ath Pickman : Sen r for a Coffin for 

W m Lyde 00 : 10 : 00 

pd To Jn° Pickering for mending the 

Southfeild gate & for wood for W m 

Lyde, a bill of 6 sh 00 : 06 : 00 

pd To Josiah South wick: for brush for the high 

ways || in 1669 || 00 : 05 : 00 

pd To m r Batter for Expences at y e Gen r all Court 

03 : 00 : 00 
pd To Jeremy Neal for dilburfm's by his fath r 

on high ways 03:00:00 



136: 02:03 



[157] Att A meeting of the Select men the 30 th 
January : 1671 being p r sent 



138 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Accounted with m r Higginson this 
Majr Hathorne p r sent day aboue written and ther was 

mT ^1? r ? wne due to him on the ballance of account 

mr Bartholmcw .. , . , . . . . , 

mrBrafton for his yearly mamtamance, for the 

W" Browne Jnnr; years 1668 : 1669 hue pownds one 
shilling which m r W m Browne Sen r did 
Ingadge to pay him the S d Summ in the behalfe of the 
Towne of Salem : Vpon the Same m r Higginson did giue a 
receipt or accquittance w ch is Sett on the Latter End of 
this booke, for the full of his maintainance from the Towne. 
Vntill the laft of December one thoufand Six Hundred 
H&H Seauenty, he being fully payd by the Conftables for 
the year one thoufand Six hundred Seauenty : 

Reckoned with W m Browne Jun r this p r sent day and on 
the paymt of fiue shillings ten pence pd to Willm Curtis 
which was the ballance of account w ch the S d Browne ow'd 
the Towne, the Select men doe fully accquitt and difcharge 
the S d Browne from the Rates Which were Comitted to 
him in the year 1668: the year that he was Conftable in: 

Thomas Rix: is difcharg'd by the Select men for the 
Rates Committed to him by the Select men in the year 1666 

Reckoned with Capt Corwin and ther is due to him on 
the ballance of all accounts to this day from the Towne 
the Just Sume of fourteen pownds three shillings wherof 
4 U 13 s of it was the remaind r of a bill granted to him to 
the Conftable in the year 1669 : & 9 U 10 s w ch was for a 
bill Giuen him to the Conftable in the year: 1670 : w eh 
were not paid Granted him a bill to the Conftable for the 
paym* of this debt w ch is fourteen pownds three shillings. 

Adam Weftgate & Paule Manfeild are fin'd twenty shil- 
lings a pece for falling of trees on the towne Common : 

[158] At A meeting of the Select men this 1* m r ch 
1671/72 Being p r sent 

Henery Rennolds is difcharg'd from the 
m?w2 Brown'e Rates Comitted to him by the Select 

mT Bartholmew men the year that he was Conftable in 

mr Joseph Graft«n The Select II men II haueing some 
Wm Browne Junr ^^ ^ j^ ^{.^ ^ fc 

weeks Agoe to See whether he would Abate anything of 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 139 

the Seauen pownds p year for the Keeping of Sarah Lam- 
bert (they thinking it too much for the Towne to Giue) 
he Anfwered that he would not Abate anything and that 
for the time to come he would haue more of the towne or 
elce he would not Keep her any longer, vppon which the 
Select men tould him that they would Indeauer to put her 
Some Where Elce if they could get her Kept for Lefs, he 
made Anfwer that he should be very Gladd of it, and that 
he would Giue the towne the Keeping of her if it were 
for three months if they would take her of from his hands, 
vppon w cb they tooke care to put her to some other body, 
And this p r sent day wee Agreed w tb ffrancis Skery to Keep 
her for one year, and the Select men Agreed w th him on 
the townes behalf e to Giue him fiue pownds for this next 
year, and he is to maintaine her with meat drinke and 
Cloathing and what Elce is needfull for her, and at the 
End of the year he is to Agree with the Select men then 
in being for the time to Come if he shall see Caufe to Keep 
her Any longer. 

Its Ord r d that A Generall Towne Meeting be warn'd 
vppon the Next Lecture day to meet on thurfday the 
fourteenth of this p r sent month of m r ch at Eight of the 
Clock in the morning for the Choice of Select men, and 
for the Choice of Conftabls, And to Giue an Anfwer to 
the farm r s Confering ||ther|| Request of haueing a mineft r 
Among themfelues and what other Buifsiness may fall in 
wherin the Towne is Confern'cL 

Its ord r d that the next lecture day the Conftabls shall 
warne the ffreeman of this Towne to meet on Wenfday the 
13 th of m r ch for the Nomination of Majestrates And Choice 
of A County Treafuxer & for choice of Deputyes for the 
Generall Court. 

[159] Art A Meeting of the ffreemen the 13 th m r ch : 
1671 : 72 

Cap* Geo : Corwin & m r Henery Bartholmew are Chofsen 
Deputyes for the Generall Court for the year Enfueing 

m r Jn° Corwin : is Chofen Comifioner to Carry in the 
Voats for the nomination of Majestrates at the meeting of 
the Comifsion" of other townes vppon the day Appointed 
by Law : 



140 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att A Generall Towne meeting held the 14 th m r ch : 
1671/72 

Chofsen ffor Select men for the year Enfuing 
Vila* Majo r Hathorne Cap* Walter Price 

m r ^/-m Browne Sen r Corporall Jn° Puttnam 
Cap 4 Geo : Corwin William Browne Jun r 

m r Edm° Batter 
Chofen ffor Conftables for the year Enfueing 
John Williams Coop : Nicholas Maning and John 
Southwicke. 

Voated thatther shall be A Generall Towne Meeting 
held on ffryday the 22 th m r ch this p r sent month to begin at 
9 of the Clock in the morning to Ifsue Such things as were 
p r sented at this meeting & could not be Ended, and what 
elce may fall in wherin the Towne is Confern'd : 

[160] Att A meeting of the Select men the 18 th m r ch : 
1671 : 72 being p r sent as in the margent 

W m Browne Jun r is Chofsen to Keepe 
Majr Hathorne the Towne Booke for this year Enfue- 

Cap^Geo-cTrwioe in g ' ** Edm° Batter & m' Philip 
mr Edmo Batter Cromwell are Chofsen Surueyors of the 

S^SaSiSam ffences belonging to the Southfeild. 
W^Browne^um 1 mr Samuel Gardner & Thomas Rootes 

are Appointted Suruey r s of the ffences 
belonging to the Towne from the meeting houfe to the 
Lower End of the Towne. 

Willm Lake & Edward fflint are Chofsen Suruey r s of 
the ffences belonging to the Towne from the meeting houfe 
to Strong watter Brooke. 

Serg* Nathaniel ffelton & Hugh Jones are Appointed 
Suruey™ of the ffences belonging to the Northfeild and of 
all the ffences from strong watter brooke to Sam 11 Eb- 
bornes Sen 1 & soe vppwards. 

Its order'd that all fences About the Towne shall be 
Suffisiently repaired, and all feilds enclofed by the Laft of 
this Instant month, on the penalty of fiue shillings for 
Euery weekes defect 

Its Ord r d that all Swine aboue two months old shall be 
Suffisiently Ring'd that Goe vppon the Townes Commons 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 141 

at or before the twenty fift day of this p r sent month vppon 
the penalty of twelue pence p day for neglect, and to be 
Suffisiently yoak'd by the firffc of may next on the Same 
penalty And Willm Curtis & John Marfton Jun r are Chof- 
sen to See to the Execution of this order 

M r Philip Cromwell is Chofsen Clarke of the markett 
for the year Enfueing, for the Sealing of weights and 
meafures, and Conftable Jn° Williams is Appointed to 
Giue him notice of it : 

[161] At A Gen r all Towne Meeting held the 22 th 
m r ch 1671 :/72 

Voated That all ffarm r s (That now are, or heeraf ter shall 
be willing to Joyne Together for qpuiding a minefter 
Among themfelves, whofe habitations are Aboue Ipswich 
high way from the horfe Bridge to the wooden Bridge at the 
hether End of m r Endecotts plaine, and from thence vppon 
A weft Line") shall haue Liberty to haue A mineft r by theni- 
felues, and when they shall haue <pcured one, and pay him 
mainetenance, that then they shall be Difcharged from their 
p* of Salem mineffs maintenance and this to Continue soe 
Long as the mineft r abides with them, and is mainetayned by 
them; qpuided allwayes that they shall bear all other Charges 
Whatsoeuer, amongst themfelues, both with refpect to ther 
meeting houfe & mineftfs houfe or otherwayes Whatfoeuer, 
in Carrying on this worke, and alfoe bear ther ^portion of 
all other publike Charges in the Towne: 

Its Left to the Select men to Sell houfe Lotts in the 
Swampy Land in the Comon, from Daniel Rumballs ffence 
to the Land Layd out for L* Georg Gardner to Such psons 
as shall need them, qpuided they Build ||houfes|| on them, 
in two years Time, after Granted to them, but if not then 
to Returne to the Towne Agen : Voated. 

Its Left to the Select men to Giue Sattiffaction ac- 
cording to Law vnto Jacob Barny Senr for A highway 
which the Towne has Layd out through his Land, to ffroft 
fish Brooke, And Soe Likewise to all others whoe haue 
had high ways Layd out through ther Land & haue not 
had Satiffaction for it : this was Voated. 

vppon A motion made by Hennery Skery Sen r to the 



142 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Towne for About three foote of Land into the highway 
for the In Largni* of his houfe it was Left to the Select- 
men to View it and to doe as they should see caufe in it. 

[162] The 22 th m r ch : 1671-72 

vppon A Request of Jn° Bacheld r Sen r to the Towne 
for A Small psell of vpland & Swampe Containing About 
three or fower Acres, Lying betwixt the Land of the S d 
Jn° Bacheld r & the Land of Robert Leech, w ch form r ly 
was Left out for a way for Cattle, the Towne Doth Grant 
to him all that waft land (puided that ther be a high way 
of two Rodd wyde Left, & together with it a Smal Elbow 
of Land neer his houfe, (puided ther may be noe hindrance 
to the high way & Serg* Leech and Jacob Barny Jun r are 
Appointed to Lay out both psells. 

vppon A Request of John Phelpes that the Towne would 
Guie him a Small psell of land that Lyeth at the vtmoffc 
of Salem Bownds, Adjoyning to his owne Land, The Towne 
did Grant to him his Request (puided it Exceed not hue 
Acres, & that it is w th in Salem Bownds 

The Instructions Giuen to the Select men in the year 
1668, are Giuen to the Select men for this year: — 

Voated that Nich Haward shall haue Sattiffaction for 
his Land Lying over Against Thomas Wattfons 

[163] Att A meeting of the Select men the 5* of 
Aprill 1672 being p r sent as in the Margent, 

Its ord r d that Majo r Hathome, m r 
™ w?R horne l Hea Bartholomew m r Joseph Gardner 

mr W m Browne, _ utt. » • i 

Capt Geo. Corwine, & Corporal! Jn° rutnarn are Apointed 
Mr Edmo Batter, and heerby Impowred to meet our 
w£ P b°5™S? neighbors of Beu'ly to Goe in pambu- 
lacion in the bounds between them and 
us, and alfoe to Settle the bownds according to An Agreem 1 
made with them the 11 th of y e 10 mo 1659. 

Its Ord r d by the Select men that Anthony Needham 
and W m Trafke are Appointed to See to the Order or Law 
made about Stone horfes that Goe vppon the Towne Com- 
mon, And what horfes they shall Judge not to be fitt, that 
they shall bring or Caufe them to be brought before the 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 143 

S d Select men or at Leaft two of them And if they Judge 
them to be Sufficient that then they shall haue liberty to 
Goe on S d Common, and if not then they are to be taken 
of on the penalty which the Law Lays on them & S d Need- 
ham & Trafke shall take the fine which the law <puides 
and shall returne one qt r p* of it to the Towne if the Select 
men See Caufe 

Agreed w th Jn° Milke to keep the Cowes this Sum r at 
4/3 d p head and he is to qpuide a Suffisient boy to helpe to 
keepe them, and Suffisient bulls for y 6 heard, and to haue 
the benifit of 12 d p head for Cows that feed on the Towne 
Common w tb out a Keep according to the ord r of y e Towne 
and he is to begin to keep them the 10 th of this p'sent 
month and to End the 20 th of October next 

Jn° Launder Nich Maning for his Sone in law Joseph 
Grey, James Symonds, Nath Selfby & Petter Cheeuers haue 
Each of them a houfe Lott Granted them, according to the 
Same ^portion w ch Manafses Marfton had, and they are 
Each of them to pay fiue pownds for Each lott, in Some 
Good pay to the Select mens Content, and w th in one year 
after this Grant and they are Each of them Injoyned to 
Build a houfe on ther lotts w th in two years time after this 
Grante or the S d lotts to returne to the Towne Againe, 
and Each man is Injoyn'd to Carry the watter through his 
land tow r d8 y e Sea John Launder is to haue the next lott 
tow r d Manafses Marftons Nich Maning the 2 d James 
Symonds the third Nath Selfby the fowerth & Petter 
Cheeuers the fift 

[164] The 15 th of Aprill : 1672 

Lay'd out by the Select men, to Seu r all psons A houfe 
lott a pece in the Swampy Grownd in the Common, for 
w ch they are to pay fiue pownds a pece Each man for his 
lott, in Some Good pay to the Select mens Content, w th in 
one year after the date heerof and they are Each of them 
Injoyn'd to Build a houfe on ther Lotts w th in two, years 
after this date. 

Imp r To John Launder a houfe Lott next 
to that w ch was Lay'd out for Manafses Marf- u s d 
ton 05 : 00 : 00 



144 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

To. Nich Mailing, the Next 05 : 00 : 00 

To : James Symonds, y 8 Next to Nich 
Manings given him by y e towne 00 : 00 : 00 

To. Nath : Selfby : y e Next 05 : 00 : 00 

*To : Thomas Beadle, y e Next to Selfbys 05 : 00 : 00 
To : Petter Cheuers, y e next w ch Lyes be- 
tween Thomas Beadls, and that w ch was Grant- 
ed to m r Richard Prince 05 : 00 : 00 

Joseph grey hath paid for his Lott to m r 
Batter 05 : 00 : 00 

186 mo 1673 Thomas Beadle hath paid for 

Lott to m r Batter 05 : 00 : 00 

12 : 7 1673 Jn° Launder hath paid to m r Bat- 
ter for his Lott 05 : 00 : 00 
ditto Peeter Chevers hath paid to m r 

Batter for his Lott 05 : 00 : 00 

Nath Silsby hath paid to m r Bat- 
ters for his Lott 05 : 00 : 00 
Joseph Prince hat paid for his Lot 

to m r batter 05 : 00 : 00 

John Robinfon taylor hath paid 
for his lott to m r B. Gedney 05 : 00 : 00 

Att A meeting of the Select men the 18 th Aprill 1672 

being p r sent Agreed w th Thomas Maule 

majrHathome to ring the Bell and and Sweep the 

mr Browne .• i_ r * ^i. • s i_ • . 

Cap« Corwin meeting houle, for this year and he is to 

mr Battf haue Six pownds for his pains 

mr Price 

W«n Browne Junr [165] Att A meeting of the Selectr 

men the 30 th Aprill: 1672 being present 

Majr Hathorne ^ ts Ord r d by the Select men that notice 

Capt Corwine be Gmen on the Lecture day that the 

m>- Batter ffreemen meet on Munday next, ||the 

fm Browne Junr 6 l may ||about 9 of the Clock in the 
morning for the Election of Majestrates 
& other Gen r all offifsers. 

•In the margin, " pd to mr Battr " 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 145 

And that warning be Giuen to the Inhabitants of the 
Towne, to meet on the Same day about one of the Clock 
to Confid r of m r Higginsons Motion Conferning m r 
Nicholletts Continuing Amongst us for A year or two : 

Its ord r d by y e Select men that forty Shillings be disburfed 
on the Townes account for the Cloathing of Sarah Lambert, 
and m r Batter is defir'd to doe it 

Granted to m r Keafer, Liberty to fall twenty trees & 
noe more for barke: and he is Injoyn'd to Cut up the 
Tops of them into Cord wood. 

Att A Generall Towne meeting held the 6* may : 1672 

The Towne being mett together to Confider of m r Hig- 
ginfons motion About m r Nichollatts Staying heer doe 
Earnestly defire that m r Nichollat would be pleafed to 
Stay with us one year for Tryall and to Exerfife his 
Guifts amongft us and that wee may haue a lecture once 
Euery weeke, and for his mayntenance to haue it by a free 
Volluntary Contribution Every lords day : 

[166] Att A Meetng of the Select men the 8 th may 
1672 being p r sent as in the m r gent 

Wheras form r ly ther was a high way 
m r wmBrowiie * a ^ out begining about James Had- 
Capt Corwin locks And soe to the Riuer that Runeth 

™ r Edmo Batter to Ipswich, and noe Returne made to 
Corporall Putnam ,, A , ' , T 

W m Browne Junr the Select men, wee doe now Impower 
Thomas ffuller Sen r John Pickering 
and Joshua Ray Speedily to lay out a high way ther or near 
as they can about the Same place, with as little damadge to 
any qpprieter as may be, and make a returne to the Select 
men: 

The Select men doe ord r that thefe twelue pfons Name- 
ly m r Emery, mathew price, ffrancis Collins Math : Nixfon 
Willm Smith, John Best Eleaz r Eaton: Nathanel Hun 
Georg Waitt, Georg Crofs, John Petherick & Mathew 
Woodwell doe not frequent the Ordinaryes, nor Spend 
ther tyme and Eftates in Tipling, on the penalty' the law 
lays on Such as shall soe doe and a lift of ther names was 
Giuen to m r Gedny & m r Joseph Gardner, to forbidd them 
and a warrant Giuen to the Conftabls to Giue notice to 
thofe 12 pfons aboue named of it : 



146 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att A Generall Towne meeting held the 20 th June 
1672: ther was Chofsen to Serue on the Jury of Tryalls, for 
this next Court 

m r Jn° Gardner William Curtis 

m r Jn° Ruck Abraham Coale 

m r Philip Cromwell Nathanel Beadle 

m r James Browne 

[167] Att A meeting of the Select men the 7 th 

August 1672 being p r sent as in the margent Its Ord r d 

that all Rams be remou'd from Goeing 

M ?WmB h ° rne ^ th any flocks of Snee P vppon the 

Capt Cor wine Towne Comons by the 15 th of this In- 

mr Edm° Batter stant month of August : and soe to be 

Srpo^lPutnam ke P fc °£ tiU the middl f ° f OCtober next : 
W°> Browne Junr and if any rams be found to be 
Amongst any flocks of Sheep on the 
Towne Comons aforesaid between the middle of this p r sent 
month and the middle of October next it shall be lawfull 
for any man to Kill them, and he shall haue the one halfe 
of them for his paynes and the other halfe shall be Giuen 
to the poore of This Towne: 

Its Ord r d that ther be a Generall Towne meeting warn'd 
the next Lecture day for the Inhabitants of this Towne to 
meet on Satturday next come Senett, w ch will be the 17 th 
day of this p r sent month, at 9 of the Clock in the morning, 
to Confider whether the old meeting houfe shall be taken 
downe or Sould as it now stands ; 2 ly to Chufe the Grand 
Jury : 3 ly to Chufe an 8 th man or Comitioner to Joyne 
w th the Select men to make the Country Rate. 4 ly that 
the Conftable Giue notice to the Inhabitants of the Towne 
that they bring in an acc° of ther Estates to the Selectmen 
for the makeing the Country Rate by the 20 th of this 
p r sent month of August, and what elce may fall in wherin 
the Towne is Confern'd. 

* W m Curtis & Jn° Marfton Jun r , are fin'd hue pownds 
between them that is 50 sh a pece for ther neglect in Seeing 
to the Execution of that order about ringing & yoaking of 
Swine, and the Conftable are required to diftraine it of them 

•In the margin " 9'h June 73 Reniited by y<= towne." 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



147 



Jn° Robbmfon : the Taylor, hath liberty Granted him 
to haue a houfe lott in the Comon on the Same tearmes as 
other men haue theirs: 

m r Homan is Admitted to be an Inhabitant in this 
Towne 



[168] Att A Gen'all Towne meeting held the 17 th 
August: 1672 

m r Joseph Gardner, was Chofsen for an Eight man or 
Comifsion r , to Joyne with the Select men to make the 
Country Rate. 

Ther was Chofsen to Seme on the Grand Jury 
Cap 4 Walter Price m r Edward Groue 

Lef* Tho : Putnam m r Jos. Phipeny Sen r 

m r Jn° Corwine Daniel Andrew 

Its voated that the old meeting houfe be referu'd for 
The Towne ufe, to build a skoole houfe & watch houfe 

Its voated that the old meeting houfe shall be taken 
downe and that euery family in the Towne, and which be- 
long to the Towne, shall send one man of a family to helpe 
to take it downe, and to Cary it into Some conuenient 
place wher it may be referu'd for the Townes ufe, and that 
for tyme when to begin to doe it and the number of men 
to worke each day it is left to the Select men to Appoint. 
The old pulpitt and the Deacons Seat is Giuen to the 
ffarmers. Voated. 

The ftones of the vnd r pining of the old meeting houfe 
and the Clay of the old meeting houfe is Giuen to Jn° 
ffifke 

Att A meeting of the Select men the 17 th August: 1672 
beiug p r sent as in the margent 

Its ord r d the old meeting houfe be 
begun to be taken downe the 19 th of 
this p r sent month, and the Conftables 
are Appointed to warne 30 men a day, 
to appear to helpe to take it downe, 
and they are to begin to warne them at Strong watter 
brooke, and soe downwards to the lower End of the 
Towne. 

Its Ord r d that the Select men meet on munday next 



May Hathorne 
mr Wm Browne 
Capt Geo: Corwine 
Capt Walter Price 
Corporall Puttman 
W m Browne Junr 



22: 


18: 


06 


28: 


14: 


10 


16: 


09: 


10 



148 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

come Senett the 26 th of this p r sent month for the makemg 
of the country rate. 

[169] the 26 l of Auguft: 1672: 
John Williams : Conftable his p* of the u s d 

Country Rate is 
Nicholas Maning Conftable his p l is 
John Southwick : Conftable his p* is 

The whole of the Country Rate is 68 : 03 : 02 

the 23 th September: 1672 
Jn° Williams : Conftable his p l of the minefters 

Rate is 71 : 14 : 06 

Nicholas Maning his p* is 75 : 09 : 00 

Jn° Southwick his p* is 40 : 14 : 00 

The whole of the mineffs rate is 
the 6 January 1672 
Jn° Williams Conftable his p* of the Towne 

Rate come to 
Nicholas Manings p* is 
ffrancis Nurfe Conftable in the roome of Jn° 
Southwick his p l is 

The whole of the Towne Rate is 75 : 05 : 03 

Att A meeting of the Selectmen the 14 th octob r 1672 
Being p r sent as in the m r gent 

Capt Walter Price, was Chofen to 
m*Wm BroTrTe Appear at the Gen'all Court to Anfwer 

Cap* Geo: Cor wine to the peticion of Richard Hutchifon 
Ca nvalt? Price & Tho: ffuller ' ^onferning the mainte- 
Wm Browne Junr nance of the mineftry Amongst them : 



[169 1/2] Att A meeting of the Select men the 13 th 
nouemb 1 1672 being p r sent as in them r gent 

W m fflint Joshua Buffum and Josiah 
™ r aj w™n Il0rn !> Southwicke are Chofsen Survey's of the 

m' W m Browne , . , , , , rA -, 

mr Edmo Batter high ways belonging to the Towne and 
Capt Walter Price they ord r d to take care Speedily that the 

W- Browne Junr ^ w&yg be mended Egpetial i y the Grfc 



187: 


17: 


06 


25: 


06: 


01 


81: 


12: 


11 


18: 


06: 


03 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 149 

bridge at the Townes End and strong Watter brooke 

Its alfoe Ord r d that they that are Chofsen Survey's are 
to warne men to worke on the high ways and they that 
worke shall be paid out of the Towne Rate and any that 
shall neglect or reffuse to worke being Legally warn'd, 
shall pay fower shillings p day for ther defect. 

Its ord r d that A Towne meeting be warn'd for the 
Towne to meet on Munday next the 18 th of this p r sent 
month about ten of the Clocke for the Choice of a Jury of 
Tryalls, and to Choofe a Constable in the Roome of Jn° 
Southwicke defeal'd and to Conlider what may be done 
about M r blhead bridge ; and what other Small matters 
may fall in wherin the Towne is Confern'd. 

Its ord r d that the Lecture shall be began at Eleuen of 
the Clock in the morning Euery Lecture day through-out 
the year : 

Att a meeting of the Select men the 9 th Decemb r 1672 
being prefent Its Ord r d that Jn° Procter doe Difcharge 
himfelfe & the Towne forthwith of one 
mr a Wm H Broin™ Ju ° Bul1 a lame maa belonging to lin w«* 
m r Edmo Batter was neu r Admitted an Inhabitant in this 
Capt Wall? Price Towne, and the Conftable is required to 
Wm Browne Janr Giue Mm warning of it . And this is 

done vpon Information Giuen to the Select men that the 
S d proctor doth Entertaine the S d Bull at his house w ch is 
Conterary to A Towne Ord r . 

Its Allfoe Ord r d that the Conftable shall goe and demand 
that pt of the mineft r s Rate w ch was Comitted to John 
Southwick, of his widow, or them that haue it in keeping 
And shall Deliuer it to ffrancis Nurfe whoe if Chofen Con- 
ftable instead of y e Said Southwicke. 

[170] Att A Gen r all Towne meeting held the 18 th 9 br 
1672 Chofsen for the Jury of Tryalls for the next Court 
cap 1 Rich d more m r Barth Gedny 

m r Rich d Prince m r Hilyard Vearen Jun r 

m r Sam 11 Gardner Serg* Richard Leach 

ffrancis Nurfe is Chofsen Conftable to Serue in the 
Roome of Jn° Southwicke defeafed 

Its left to the Select men to ||takel care about the 



150 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Bridge as we Goe to M r blehead and to doe w* they see 
caufe in it 

Its voated that wheeuer Kill any wolues w th in the 
p r sincts of this Towne shall haue thirty shillings for Euery 
wolie w ch they kill from this tyme till the Towne take fur- 
ther order or shall see caufe to Alter this voat : <puided 
they bring the heads and nayle them on the meeting houfe 
according to the vfuall maner formerly. 

Att A meeting of the Select men the 20 th x br 1672 

being p r sent. Granted to Jn° Milke an ord r to rec 12 d p 

Cow of thofe that haue Cows feed on the 

mr a wSi™ Towne Com0n ^t* 1 0ut a Kee P from the 
m' Edmo Batter the bridge to the Lower End of the 
Capt Price Towne to winter Hand. 

Wm Browne Junr Its ord'd that the next Lecture day 
the Towne be warn'd to meet on Satturday the 4 th of Jan. 
uary next at nine of the Clock in the morning, for the 
raifeing of a Towne Rate and for all psons to accquaint 
the Towne of ther Seuerall Dilburfmts for the Towne that 
ord r may be Taken for ther paym*. 

Att A Gen r all Towne meeting held the 4 th January 
1672 It was voated that m r Edward Norice shall have 
tenn pownds allow'd him out of the Town rate for this year 
for Keeping Skoole as a Gramer skoole mafter and the 
year began the 17 th of July last in 1672 and is to End the 
17 th July: 1673 

[171] the 20 th DecemV 1672 
Conftable Sam 11 Gardner: is Debito* 



for his p l of y e minefters Rate 


67 


eh 

15 


d 

00 


for his p* of y e Country Rate 


31 


08 


06 


for his p* of y e Towne Rate 


30 


•05 


02 




129 


08 


08 


Th: acc° Above is Credito r 








pd m r Higginson 


58 


00 


•00 


pd the CouDtry Treafurer 


21 


15 


09 


pd Daniel Epps skoolemaffc 1 


08 


05 


00 


pd Willm Curtis 


01 


14 


02 


pd Capt Georg Corwine 


14 


:11 


: 03 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 151 

pd John Clifford 03 : 10 : 00 

pd John Marfy 06 : 01 : 06 

pd W m Browne Jun r 02 : 05 : 08 

pd m r Edm° Batter 03 : 00 : 00 

By Abatement in Seu r all mens rates w ch could not be 
Gather'd in by reafon they were Gone out of the Towne 
before he had the rates Comitted to him as p his acc° 
Giuen in doth appear 07 : 05 : 04 

By Allowance for Gathering in the rates 
and paying for the Whipper all is 30 s 01 : 10 : 00 

By mony receiued 20 5h w ch is in full to Bal- 
lance this account of 30 sh remaining 01 : 10 : 00 



Ballanc'd 129 : 08 : 08 

M r Sam 11 Gardner is Difcharg'd from the Towne for the 
Rates Committed to him by the Select men the year that 
he was Conftable in. 

Major Hathorne paid into the Deacons Six pownds in 
mony for and in p* of the mony the Towne Borowed of 
them, for w ch it is ord r d that he shall haue one lott & half e 
and Something more Downe in the Swampy land in the 
Common near to that w ch was laid out to Left Georg Gard- 
ner, and more he paid to the Deacons twenty Shilling in 
mony, w ch was the twenty lhillings which the Select men 
reed in mony of m r Sam Gardner, w ch was the ballance of 
his acc° which he ow'd the Towne, Soe that in all ther 
was Seauen pownds paid into the Deacons of the tenn 
pownds Borowed of them 

[172] the 20 th January 1672 
Conftable Eleazer Gedney : is Debito 1 

for his p* of the Minefters Rate 
for his p* of the Country Rate 
for his p* of the Towne Rate 



Th acc° Aboue is Credito 1 
pd to m 1 Higginfon as p his receipt 
pd to m 1 W m Browne Sen r 



80 


10 


00 


30 


03 


OH 


40 


17 


08 


151 


11 


02 


70 


: 00 


00 


02 


:13 


02 



152 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

pd to m r W m Browne Sen r for Seagraue y e 
Sexffcon 

pd to Capt Geo Corwine 

pd to m r Gedny Sen r 47 s & 55 s -5 d is in all 

pd to m r Henery Bartholmew 

pd to Cap* Price 

pd to m r Edward Norice 

pd to W m fflint 

pd to John Pickering 

pd to Jeremy Neal 

pd to Nath Pickman Sen r 

pd to Daniel Andrews 

pd to Jn° Marfton Jun r 

pd to the Country Treafurer 

By Petter Audlys rate he being gone 

By W m Babers rate 7/4 d & Jn° Burges. 4 

By Jn° Briant : 5/ James Curtis 5/ & Geo 
Earlys. 6/8 d 

By y r owne rates w ch is allow'd y u for Gather- 
ing the rates 

By Jn° Harbert. 2/ Philip Haris. 5/ Jos Jaffoe 

5/ 
By Jos. King. 7/4 d Ifack Reed. 3/ Roger Rice 

By Sam Reeves : 5/ Docter Wells : 5 
By Jn° Whitridge. 5/ Rich d Wilkins 5/ 
By m r norice five pound two shillings 9/ d 

151 : 11 : 02 
3 June 1671 Eleazer Gedney Is Discharged from the 
towne for the Rates Comitted to him by the Select men that 
year he was Constable 

[173] the 20 th January. 1672 : 
Conftable Nathaniel Ingerfon : is Debito r 

for his p* of the minefters Rate 
for his p* of the Country Rate 
for his p l of the Towne Rate 



05 


00 


00 


14 


03 


00 


05 


02 


05 


05 


02 


00 


00 


09 


06 


10 


00 


00 


05 


01 


06 


00 


06 


00 


03 


00 


00 


00 


10 


00 


01 


18 


00 


00 


05 


06 


18 


00 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


11 


04 


00 


16 


08 


er- 






00 


18 


00 


00 


12 


00 


00 


15 


04 


00 


10 


00 


00 


10 


00 


05 


02 


09 



39 


Bh 

03 


d 

00 


16 


12 


03 


23 


13 


00 


79 


08 


03 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



153 



Th acc° Aboue is Credito r 



It. pd Nathaniel ffelton 


04 


17 


06 


It. pd Lef 1 Tho Putnam 


07 


04 


OS 


It. pd Anthony Buxton 


01 


14 


08 


It. pd William mint 


01 


14 


00 


It. pd to m r Higginfon 


32 


00 


00 


It. pd Josiah Southwicke 


00 


05 


00 


It. by Thomas Goofys rate he being gone 


00 


05 


00 


It. pd the Country Treafurer 


05 


13 


01 


It pd to Edmond Batter 


03 


10 


04 


It pd to M r Jn° Gedney fen 


05 


03 


00 


It pd to M r Daniell Epps Jun 


10 


00 


00 




72 : 


7 


03 


and for his pay is 


01 










06 


00 


00 



Acc w with Nath Ing^oll Rest to ballanc 

To wh paymt of fixe pounds he do Ingage to pay or 
Caufe to be pd vnto the felect men in beinge at or before 
the last of the fift moneth next enfuinge the Date hereof 
as witnes his hand this 30 : 11 : 73 

Nathanaill Ingerfoll 

Nath 1 Ingerson : Cred r 

payd W m Dounton p noate 18 : 9 m0 1674 6 : 00 : 00 



[174] Att A meeting of the Select men the 28 th Jan- 
uary 1672 Being p r sent as in the m r gent 

Bills Granted to pay The Townes 



Majr Hathorne 
mr W m Browne 



Debts 



•Copied from the original by Martha O. Howes and verified by Sidney 
Perley, Esq. 



154 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Capt Corwine To Corporall Putnam for u 8h d 

mr Edmo Batter Expenses about the high- 

Capt Price m i c nn 

Corporall Putnam w ^yS _ 01:15:00 

W» Browne Junr To m r Norice for Keeping 

skoole 10 : 00 : 00 

To ff rancis Skery for Keeping Sarah Lam- 
bert this year & one months time nurfing her 
and her childe & one load brush for y e high 
ways 06 : 08 : 00 

To W m ffiint about high ways 02 : 04 : 00 

To m r Henery Barthohnew for his deputy 
shipp 07 : 00 : 00 

To Daniel Epps for Keeping Skoole w ch is 
all that was due to him till he went out of 
Towne 06 : 05 : 08 

To Jn° Willms Conftable for Charges in 
Carying the french woman w ch m r Pipon 
brought into the Towne abord his Shipp agen 00 : 08 : 00 

To Jn° Smith for Worke at Strong water 
brooke 00 : 03 : 00 

To Josiah Southwick & Joshua Buffum w ch 
is for worke done on the high ways 02 : 06 : 06 

To m r W m Browne Sen r 07 : 08 : 07 

To Capt Corwine : for his deputy shipp : 7 U 
& 27 s for other Difburfmts for the Towne 08 : 07 : 00 

To Capt Price a bill for 00 : 13 : 02 

To m r Gedny Sen r for Expences in takeing 
downe the old meeting houfe & the Select mens 
Expences 05 : 03 : 00 

To m r Gedny Sen 1 for m r Bartholmews 
Expences when he was deputy in the year : 66 
or 67: at boston he being pd short that year 
by the towne 03 : 00 : 00 

To m r Batter for what was due him formly 
w ch should haue bine pd by m r Phipeny&Keafer 03 : 10 : 04 

To_Nath Pickman_Sen r for worke to y e old 
meeting~houfe 00 : 04 : 00 



64 : 16 : 03 
[175] Att A meeting of the Selectmen together with 



156 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[176] And m r John Ruck hath liberty Granted him 
to Build a pew next to ffarmer Porters, on the North 
Syde of it. 

And m r Gedny Sen r for himfelfe & wife & Jn° Gednys 
wife and his Sone Barth Gedny & Wife next to m r Rucks 
pew. 8 th 7 m0 1673. wheras m r Gedny Sen r & his wife 
are plac'd otherwise the Seat is Granted to m r Barth° 
Gedny for his family together w th his Sifter Sufanah 

m r Eleaz r Gednys Wife hath liberty to Set in one of the 
pews in the weft Galery. 

Sergt Jn° Pickerings Wife hath liberty Granted her to 
Sett in one of the pews in the Weft Gallery, and m r Rich- 
ard Hollingworths wife hath liberty to Set in one of the 
pews in the Weft Gallery. 

[177] Att A meeting of the Select men the 18 th : 
12 m0 : 1672 being p r sent as in the m r gent 

The Select men made Choice of Lef* 
M^WnJBrownT Tho: Putnam: and J *cob Barny Sen r of 
Capt Corwine Jn° Raiment : of Beuerly to Eftimate the 

Capt Price high way that was layd out by ffarmer 

W°m P BSwne U Jun™ Porter & Serg 1 Richard Leach through 
Jacob Barnys land Nigh froft fifh Riuer, 
and it is alfoe left to them to Judge w ch is best to haue 
barrs through his fence or a Gate, and they are to make a 
returne to the Select men that soe the S d Barny may haue 
Satiffaction for his land. 

Joseph Herick & Edward Bilhopp Jun r made a Com- 
plaint to the Select men that they were oppol'd by W m 
ffiike and James ffreind and Seu r all others of wenham 
from falling trees in the Grt Swampe nigh wenham and 
from bringing away Some w cb they had fallen: 

Nathaniel Ingerfon is allowed to Sell beer & Syder by 
the quart for the tyme whyle the farmers are a building 
of ther meeting houfe and on Lords Days afterwards. 

Jn° Smith, Taylor, is abated his towne Rate this year 
w ch is 3" for Seruice done to the bridge at strong water 
brooke 

Samuel Williams vpon the paym 1 of three pownds ten 
shillings to Jn° Clifford is difcharg'd from the Rates Com- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 155 

m r Higginfon Paftor of the Church: January: 13 th 1672 
Being p r sent as in the m r gent : 

It is Agreed that m r W m Browne 
SK"™ Sen 1 Cap* Geo : Corwin W m Browne 

m' \\ ™ Browne *L , 

Capt Geo: Corwine Jun r & Docter Weld snail each of them 
mr Edmo Batter haue liberty to Build a pew for each of 

KoS j"nr e ther familys Between the Eaft Door & 

the South Corner of the meeting houfe. 
And That Majer Hathorne m r Edm° Batter Cap* Walter 
Price and m r Jn° Corwine shall haue liberty to Build each 
of them a pew for ther familys on the South Syde of the 
Weft Door, and it is alfoe Agreed that m r Vearen Sen 1 
shall haue liberty to Build a pew for his wife to Sett in 
at y e south weft Corner of the Meeting houfe and m rs 
Emery and m TS Norice hath liberty to Sett in the Said pew 
if they are willing 

Att A meeting of the Select men together w th m r Hig- 
ginfon the 27 th January: 1672: being p r sent as in the 

m r gent 
May Hathorne it j 8 Agreed that m r Endecott shall 

£pt Geo*°OrSrine haue libert y to build a P ew in the firft 
mr Edmo Batter place on the North Syde of the East 

SPonoKtaS? Door for himfelfe & his famil y : And 

Wm P Browne Ju™ mr James Browne hath liberty Granted 
him to Build apew for himfelfe & family 
next to m r Endecotts on y e north Syde Andm r Jn° Turner 
hath liberty Granted him to Build A pew for himfelfe & 
family next to m r James Browns on the North Syde of y e 
East Window And ther is liberty Granted to m r Jos 
Grafton Jun rs Widow & M r Jn° Graftons wife & Nathan- 
iel Graftons Widow to Build A pew from the North Eaft 
Corner to the midle of the Next Window on the North 
Syde of ye meeting houfe And m r Sam 11 Gardner hath 
liberty Granted him to Build a pew from the midle of the 
North Window to y e Stayers on the Eaft Syde of the 
North Door. 

And m r Higginfon hath liberty to Build a pew for his 
family & Relations the firft place on the Weft Syde of the 
North Door next to the Stayers. 

And ffarmer Porter hath liberty Granted him to Build A 
pew the firft place on the North Syde of the Weft Door. And 



SALEM TOWN EECOEDS. 157 

mitted to him the year that he was Conftable in : And 
this Sume of three pownds ten shill was pd Clifford as p 
his receipt doth appear: 

[178] Att A Meeting of the Select men the 28 th ffeb 
1672 being p r sent as in the m r gent 

Accounted w lb m r Higginfon this p r sent 
Majr Hathome d ay II & II he Gaue an accquittance, as 
Mr Wm Browne , ,, i ,, •,* , «*., . , , 

Capt Corwine appear at the latter End ot this booke 

Capt Price for the full of his maintenance from the 

Co/SralPutnam Towne to the laft of Decemb r 1671 : 
fm Browne Junr Philip Cromwell was abated ten shill- 
ings of his rate this year : 

Granted to the qpprieters of the Southfeild through 
wbofe land the Country high way is layd out the hill of 
land by John Holmses, and they are to Run a fence from 
the Corner of the fence of the Southfeild by the high way 
to the Corner of m r Eleazer Hathorns fence, and this is in 
Confideration of the Country high way laid through the 
South-feild af orefaid : 

Its Ord r d that the ffreemen of this towne be Warn'd to 
meet on thirfday the 13 th of m r ch next for the nomination 
of Majestrates and Choice of a County Treafurer and for 
the Choice of Deputies for the Generall Court : 

Its Ord r d that A Generall Towne Meeting be Warn'd 
for the Inhabitants of the Towne to meet on fryday the 
14 th of m r ch at Eight of the Clock in the morning for the 
Choice of Select men, and Conftables, and to Confid r of a 
motion made by m r Higginfon to the Select men & wheth- 
er the Towne Intend to Gett m r Nichollatt to stay w th 
them another year : and to pfect the lyne between this 
Towne & Beuerly, and to Confider of the petition of 
Some of the ffarmers Deliuered in to the Towne the Laft 
Towne meeting in January laft, and what Elce may fall in 
wherin the Towne is Confern'd 

[179] Att A meeting of the ffreemen: m r ch the 13 th 
1672:73 Cap 1 Geo: Corwine is Chofsen Comifsion r to 
Carry in the voats for the Nomination of Majestrates at 
the Meeting of the Comifsion r s of other Towns vppon the 
day apointed by law. 



158 SALEM TOWN EECOKDS. 

Its Voated that ther shall be two Deputyes chofen to 
Serue at the Generall Court and that they shall Serue for 
the whole year: 

m r ^y m Browne Sen r & m r Henery Bartholmew are 
Chofsen Deputies for the year Enfueing : 

Att a meetinge of the Town in Gen r all vppon the 14 th 
of 1 : 72/3 

Choffen for Constabls Xtpher Babbidge 
Jn° Marston Jun 

Capt Corwine m r Jn° Corwine Leith Joseph Gardn 1 are 
defired & Impowred to apeare at the next gen r all Court in 
the behalfe of the Towne & to Anfwer to the pettion of 
Sergeant Jn° Porter fen & Compay & they are to Receiue 
there Instrucons from the felect men 

M r Charls Nieolate is defired to stay at Salem for an- 
other yeare when the form r yeare is expered vpon the 
fame Tearms 

Capt Corwine haue cpmifed to pay m r Higginfons 100 1 
in money & 40 Cords of wood for the next yeare now en- 
fuing & he to haue the 160 u Towne pay as the yeare past: 
if any pd to him in money to abate the fourth pt. 

M r Sam 11 ||Gardn r m r Bart Gidney || & franc Nurce are 
Impowred to Inquire out w* Comon Land about y e farmes 
in or bounds & to bringe Report to ye next Gen r all 
Towne meeting that it may be Improued to pa} r m r Hig- 
ginfons debts 

In Anfwer to Cornelius Baker m r Samll Gardner & 
franc Nurce ar apoynted to view it & to bringe the Report 
to next Towne meetinge 

[180] Corp 11 Jn° Putname Nath Putnam & Sam 11 
Gardn r are Impowred to fetle the line & bounds from a 
Marked Tree neare Ipswich River fo called & foe to Crom- 
well Rocke 

Nathanell Putname is apoynted & Impowred to Ex- 
change about four Acres of Land of the Towns with 
Samll Cutler for his better accomeda 

Choffen for Select men 

M r Will Browne M r Bart Gidney 

M r Hen Bartholmew Jno Pickeringe 
M r Jn° Corwine Edm Batter 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



159 



Jn° Becket Helliard Veren Jun 

Tho Gould James Powlin tooke the 

Dan Andrews Ed Woolen fen oath of fidelity 

Manaffes Marston Elez Gidney 
Jno Cliford haue liberty to cutt the graffe that wilbe on 
Chery Hand for one yeare 

Graunted to Jeremiah Butman & foe to his childr after 
him: a pcell of land to Build a houfe on neare Bucklys 
accordinge the qpporton of the other lotts If it be ther to 
be hade or any wher ther abouts as y u goe to the feaward 

[181] Att a Generall Towne meeting: held this 29 th : 
m r ch 73 Chosen for felect men : to make the fuD nomber 
of feauen 

Maijor William Hawthorne : 

Liftenant Joseph Gardner: 

Corporall JohnPuttnam: 

Jno Peafe Chosen Constable : Tho fflinte Refufing not 
beinge Capable by law. 

Agreed with ffranc Skery that for keeping Sarah Lam- 
berts Child for the tyme past to this ||day|| he is alowed 
fiue pounds pfently to haue a bill for it. Agred with 
him for the enfueing yeare to keep Sarah Lambert fiue 
pound, for the further difpofe of her Child to ye felect 
men the Towne to pay the Chardge 

Left to ye felect men to qpuide a belringer 

The felect men are Impowred to cpuide ordrs for the 
keepinge out of Cattell & sheep that they doe not anoy 
o r Comons by any of o r towne or elfe to feed on them 

Left to the felect men to fell the fencinge ftuffe about 
the buryinge place 

Select men ar defired to take of the Town heurd : or to 
gett a keep 1 & Bulls & to agree about them with the keep 
or elfe 

James Symons his pettion for that lote layd for him 
amongst the Lots in the Comon below Daniell Rumbals 
lote the towne faw good to giue it him 

Will Traske : his Request about Change of Land Re- 
fered to the felect men : to do it for him accordg to his 
Request 



160 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Ben ffel[t]on is Choffen to Ring the bell & to take care 
of ye meeting houfe only the own rs of the pews to looke 
them themfelus & to haue feauen pounds p Anum & if 
the Towne foe good to add 20 d more 

[182] At A Meetinge of the Select men the third day 
of Aprill 1673 beinge pTent The fame Ord r about fwine 

Mr Jno C rwine ^at WaS ^ e y eare P^ to De ^ or tne 

Mr Bart : Gidney yeare enfuing & Jno Cooke & will Reeues 

L Jos: Gardnr apoynted to excekate the ordr 

Ed: Batter r J 

||Nath Beadle || is Choffen fealer of meafurs & waights 

Anthony Needham & will Traske ar apoynted to take 
care about Stone horfes as for the yeare past, for the yeare 
enfuinge 

M r Jn° Corwine & m r Barth Gidney are apoynted to 
lay out the widow Reade fpoto of land neare Sam 11 
Ebourns: as alfo to anfwere Jn° Burtons Graunt about a 
peec of fwampe land for his Tan fates : as alfo to anfwr 
the request of Will Traske: about exchange of foure or 
flue pole of land 

wee apoynte for furuey re for the fouthfield fencs for 
the yeare enfuing : Jno Mafly & Jermah Neale 

Wee apoynte for furueyr 5 for the North field fencs for 
the yeare enfuing Georg Keifour & Nich Mani[n]ge 

Wee apoynte for furvei re for the glaffe houfe fencs & 
all other therabouts without the Northfield : Jofiah South- 
wicke & Samll Gaskell 

Wee apoynte for furvier 5 for all the fencs from the 
Caufeway to the end of the towne vnto mordechai Creuets 
ffranc Skery & Steven Hasket 

Wee ord r that all the fencs be made vp & inclofed at 
or before the eight of this Instant month 

Wee apoynte & Impower to goe in pambilacon between 
Lyne and Salem m r Barth Gidney Jno: Pickering m r Jn thn 
Corwine Hilliard -Veren Jno Price Saml Gardn r Jun & 
Thomas Gardn r & will Hathorn ||jun|| the third third day 
of this Instant moneth 

[183] Laid out to Jeremiah Butname about eighteene 
Roods of Land next adoyninge vnto Buckleys land 

James Symons vpon his Request to the Towne for to 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 161 

Remite the fiue pounds due for a fpote of ground layd out 
to him amongst the fmall peons of land in the Comon be- 
low Rumbals Anfwered in the Afirmatiue 

At a meeting of the select men the fifteenth day of 
aprill 1673 

present Bartlemew Gedney Is chosen to keep 

. the towne Bookes this year Ensuing 

n? Edmund batter mr ? n ° Corwin & Bartlemew Gedney 

mr Jno Corwine & Sarjant Jn° pickering are desired to 

Jn" {ckrfn h Gardner ^ ish - the Kgh wa y by the widow Cookes 
Bartlemew Gedney & to bring It thorough to the Comon 
acording as It now Ranges 

Left Joseph Gardner 1b allso Joined with them for the 
setling thatt & all other ways In the north feild & they or 
any three of y m are Empowred to setle & lay out all ways 
needfull In the north feilld 

Samuell Getchell Is admited an Inhabitant of this towne 
agreed thatt m r Joseph Gardner hath Roome for a pew 
alowed him next to m r Jno higinson 

And thear Is Libertie granted to Capt Georg Corwin to 
take In thatt pew In the Corner next to his & thatt m r 
Eleazer hawthorne & his wife hath Libertie to Sit thear 
& doctor welds hath Libertie to build a pew between thatt 
& the pulpit stairs If he Coesent to It 

Agreed with Tho greenslets wife to keep Sarah Lam- 
berts child Soe Long as to make up the time two months 
from 29 of march Last upon the same terms She hath 
kept It hitherto 

[184] Its ordered that A generall towne meeting Be 
warned for thee Inhabitants of the towne to meet together 
on munday next being the 21 th of Aprill at twelve of the 
Clock to Consider what Instructions shall be given to the 
select men : & Concerning building a schoole houfe & 
watch houfe of the timber of the old meeting-house or 
otherways to dispose of It 

& alsoe to make Choice of sum persons to seat the people 
In the metinghouse 

And that wee may Confer with o r neighbo r s the farmers 
About the matter In question between them & us Con- 



162 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

cerning their ministers maintenance & w l els may fall in 
wberin the towne Is Concerned 

ordered that ffrancis Scery Shall haue a bill for four 
pound granted him to Niclis maning for keeping Sarah 
Lamberts Child 

ordered that all persons Inhabitants of this thatt shall 
take In from other townes any Cattle : horses or Sheep & 
feed them on the towne Comons shall pay thwelve pence 
pr head for Evry weeke 

An agreement made with Joseph miles & Jn° milke for 
the keeping of the towne heard of Cowes 

Inp r they the said miles & milke are to begin to keep the 
towne heard vpon the eighteenth day of this Instant month 
& to Continue keeping of them untill the fourteenth of 
octob r next & to keep them evry second Lordsday & 
those Lords days that they doe not keep them they or one 
of them are : to : goe & help to Bring the Cows home be- 
fore Night & this they are to Attend Seasonably from time 
to time & that till their time of keeping be Expired & If 
any Cattle be Lost : to Looke them out with all Speed and 
to provide two Sufitient Buls 

2 And for their payment to have four shilings thre 
pence p r head for all Cattle put before them & keept By 
them & to have twelv pence p r Cow for those that goe on 
the Neck without a keeper : & four pence p r Cow for those 
att the upward part of the towne that goe without a keeper 
toward the payment of y e buls & for those Catle that goe 
with the keeper half the time are to pay for them but half 

pay 

but If they goe fourteen dayes more than half : to pay 
for the whole sum r & the Select men doe promise to afist 
them In Cafe any Refuse to pay 

the County treasurer having sent his war- 
rent for our County Rate being 7 U 16 8 8 d 7 16 08 
Is thus paid by 4 U 12 8 8 d alowed us by the 
County Court toward the Repairing the bridg 
or Caufway In o r towne 4 12 08 

tt by Left Gardner 57 s mor by m r Batter 7 s 3 04 



7 16 08 



SALEM TOWN BECORDS. 163 

[185] The Returne of those that were Apointed to 
Lay out Sum Land of the townes In Exchange with Wil- 
liam Traske & likewise to Satisfie the widow Read for the 
high way that Corns thorough her ground by Sarauell 
Aberns 

we have Laid out to W m traske 5 pole of Land 2 pole 
depe from his fence & 2 pole & 1-2 front this between : 
their now dweling houfe & their Barne we have taken In 
Exchang for the towne about the Same quantitie of Land 
Begining at his Barne & soe on vpon a stra||i||t Line about 

12 Rod In Length Leaving out 2 of the Aple trees of his 
orchard Into the towne Comon & Is about a pole Broad In 
the midle and Sharpe of to nothing att Each End 

& vnto y e widdow Read we have Laid out about the 
Same quantitie of Land as Is taken from her for y e hiegh 
way : on the west Side of her Land It Lies in anguler 

13 poles upon that Side next the North feild fence : & 9 
pole on the other Side next her Land soe a strait line 
makes the other side we have alowed both high wais 4 Rod 
wide 

13 Aprill 1673 p r Jn° Corwin 

Bartlemew Gedney 

At a generall towne meeting held this 21 th : of aprill 
1673 

Voted that the Instructians Given to the Select men In 
the year 1668 are giuen to the select men for this year 

Voated that m r \V m Browne Sen r Capt Price & m r Sam- 
uell Gardner are apointed & Empowred to Agree with a 
Carpenter or Carpenters to build a houfe for the towne 
which may Serve for a Schoole houfe & watch house & 
towne houfe of the timber of the old meetinghoufe acord- 
ing as the timber will bear 

Voated that the Select men : and the undertakers for 
the meetinghouse with m r higginson ar appointed and 
Empoured to Seat the people In the meetinghouse 

Voated thatt the Select men ar Empoured to take Care 
for the finding out & setling all such land as belongs to the 
towne In any part therof & In Spetiall they are appoint- 
ed and Empowred to act In behalfe of the towne what Is 
Convenient Concening Wenham Swamp 



164 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[186] the Returne of those that were Appointed to 
Enquire what what Comon Land the town hath amongst 
or about the farmes 

Wee whose names ar under writen being chosen And 
appointed by the towne to Enquire what Comon land be- 
longing to the towne Lieth amongst or about the farmes 
doe find as foloweth 

Inp r mis we find a tract of Land Lieing partly on Bev- 
erly bounds b||e||gining at goodman howards Soe Runs up 
Beetweene Rich r d Leeches & Jacob barnie Sen r their Land 
on the on : Side & Cornelious Baker Edward bishop & hosea 
traske their Land on the other side soe quite up to the 
high way by Jeremy wats his houfe Aboute an hundred 
Acres of which ther Is about eight acres of low land very 
good almost cleared & well Spread with English gras : We 
found ther a bound tree newly Cut downe & hewed on the 
Sids It was marked to deface the markes we Conceave 
thear Is Reason for the towne further to Enquire Concern- 
ing thatt matter : It is said to be the antient bounds be- 
tween Ed Bishop & the towns Comon. The land which 
Cornelious Baker petitioned for hes within this Aboue men- 
tioned tract & Is about fifteen acres not of the Best of the 
Land 

2 we find ther Is neer to Jn° harwoods land beetween 
goodman Nurs his land & Zacery marsh his land about 
fifteen acres of land which is towns Comon 

3 neer to Samuell Cutlers land about the like quantety 

4 neer to wiliam Shaws land about sixteen acres of of 
Comon 

5 we are Enformed that betweene Nathaniell putman 
Nath f elton & Antony neehams lands Is land belonging to 
the towne to a Conciderable value 

6 that ther is within the land wch Jacob barnie Sen r 
Claims a parcell of land which belongs to the towne 

7 that ther Is neer wenham Caufeway above Joseph 
porters land Sum land that belongs to the towne 

8 between farmer porters meadow & topsfeald bounds 
about fourteen acres of Comon 

9 ther Is Sum Comon land whear the timber was Cut 
for the meetinghoufe 



SALEM TOWN KECORDS. 165 

10 neer the landing place by m r Reads farme a peec of 
of Sault marsh with Sum up land 

11 alsoe at Ipswitch River neer Capt Corwins farm 
ther is Comou land 

Dated 21 Aprill 1673 p r Bartlemew Gedny 

Samuell Gardner 
francis nurce 

[187] At A meeting of the select men 26 Arill 1673 
being present as In the margent 

mr Batter Agreed with wiliam lord to Ring the 

Mr Jno Corwin bell boath on Saboath dayes and all 

Left Joseph Gardner other publicke ocations except on Coart 
Bartlemew Gedney daieg and ^ QQ ^ Ring ^ n ^ Q & clo(jke 

bell and to Sweep all the Seats and pewes both aboue and 
below in y e metinghouse And likewise to Call m r Hig- 
inson At his house both morning and afternoone Evry 
Saboath day and alsoe to dig the graves for all Such as he 
is desired and to be paid by those that Imploy him In It 

& thees things to doe Constantly as the ocation Requires 
the Space of one whole year from this present day 

And In Concideration of the p r mises he Is to have the 
full Sum of Seven pounds paid him out of the towne Rate 
the one halfe of said Sum to be paid him att or before 
michalmas next 

on the 24th da of this Instant month ther was a p r am- 
bulation upon the bounds which are setled between Lin & 
Salem from midle of m r Blano his house to the noated Spring 
& soe to ||ye| tre at the further end of the long pond 
toward Lin In all wch space we have Renewed the bounds 
Evry twenty Rod by ading to the heaps of Stons formerly 
made & this Run by 

for Salem for Lin 

rn r Jonathan Corwin Andrew mansfeeld 

M r Jn° Price Serjant Basett 

m r Hilyard Verin Jun r W m Basett Jun r 

Tho Gardner Benja. Colins 

Sargt Pickring 

Bart Gedney 

The Returne of the Setling the bounds betwene Read- 
ing and o r towne. 



166 SALEM TOWN KECOKDS. 

23: 2 mo : 1673. Know all by thees p r sents that wee 
whose names are under written being Chosen by the 
townes of Salem and Reading to Run a devitionall line 
and to state Bounds Betweene the two towns above men- 
tiond wee hav agreed on a small white oake tree on y e 
south side of the River neer to Jno Phelps his house And 
to Run from that tree on a straight liue to Cromwels Rock 
this to be for the towne of Reading for their line till they 
meet with the farme yt Is now In the hand or posetian of 
Goodman fuler 

for Salem for Reading 

Samuell Gardner Jonathan Poole 

Nathaniell Putnam Mathew Edwards 

John Putnam John Browne 

[188] At a meeting of the Select men: 3 may 1673 
being p r sent wee Appoint & Empower 

£' XXwIn Jn ° Dod g Junr t0 Execute the orders 

Levt Joseph Gardner thatt are made for the p r servation of 
Jno Pickring timb r and young trees on the townes 

Bartlemew Gedney Comon oq r .^ g.^ &nd ^ g^ on 

such wood as Is now or that he shall find Cut on y e said 
Comon Contrary to orders made by the towne Aggreed 
that Rich r d Roberts shall have a spot of ground to Build 
vpon abovt 2 pole wide In the front at the lower End of 
the Rang of lots sould by the towne next to george hodge 
his house lott 

At a meeting of the select men this 26 may 1673 Being 

present agreed that Nathaniell Putman Is Dis- 

mist from Being a laier out of Land & 

mr jno Corwin that ne s ^all make Returne unto the 

Levt Joseph Gardner select men of all that he hath already 

Jno Pickring done ag a laier out of lam j for the towne 

Bartlemew Gedney . , . , . _, 

toany person w l soeuer And that Care 

be taken the next towne meeting that new laiers out be 
chosen & 

Agreed that ther shall Be a generall towne meeting 
warned for the Inhabitants of the towne to meet together 
on the 9 th day of June being the second day of y e week 
that the towne may finish the mater about m 1 higginsons 
debts and to shuse new laiers out of land and to Consid r 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 167 

of m r Jn° Browne Sen 1 his Request for the laieng out of 
land formerly granted to him by the towne and alsoe of 
fletcher his demand of Land granted to true 

Samuell williams doth acknowledg Rebeca outen to be 
his servant for one wholl year begining the 15 th day of 
aprill Last & the select men doe setle her with him as a 
servant for that time & hee to furnish her with things 
needful for such a servant 

John Pickring Is chosen and Appointed to Rebuild or 
Repaire forest River Bridg If Marblehead apoint one to 
act with them for their part And notis Is to be given to 
y e select men of marblehead that they apoint sum man or 
men to Joine with o r s about It 

Caried over leaf 

[189] Wee Appoint and Impoure Antonie needham 
and wiliam tra||s||ke to take pay out of y e horses y* they 
take Runing on the Comons Contrarie ||to law|| we say 
that they take the penaltie appointed by the Law unles y e 
ouners Compound with them to satisfaction 

the o r der made By the Select men y e 8 th may 1672 
about those twelv persons Is Renewed and Conf ermed and 
the Select men doe now ad to y* number thees folowing 
viz Giles: Lee Jn° mason and w m holis humphrie Coombes 
& mordecay Crafort ||who:|| are alsoe prohibited from fre- 
quenting the ordinaries only we Dismis francke Colins 
from y l prohibition 

At A meeting of the select men 3 day of June 1673 be- 
ing present as In the margent 

Sould to henry Scery Sen r the fence on 
mr Jno'corwin the buriall place he to pay to the Select 

Levt Joseph Gardner men for the townes use twentie and five 
Jno Putnam ShilingS 

BartSSwSedney Benjamin Garish and Company have 
libertie to build a Seat over the Staires : 
In the meetinghouse 

wee Apoint and Impoure Antonie needham and wiliam 
trask to Execute the Law about horses made Last Court 
of Election 

wee Appoint and Impo r Bartlemew Gedney to pros- 
ecute an action against Joseph Phipen Sen r In behalfe of 
the Select men for his detaining p* of the Rates Comited to 



168 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

him when he was Constable and this to be done the next 
County Court 

♦agreed with Isack Cooke that for 35 s to be paid 
to y e Select men for the towns vse In good and Curant 
pay he shall have the high way that goes thorough his 
grownd and the Land of the pound thatt Stands neer his 
Land alsoe p r vided that he purchase vpon his owne Charge 
for the townes use two pole and half of the north angle of 
of that ground Lately Laid out to widow Read the towne 
Ading soe much as will make a Convenient pound 

Joseph gray hath paid unto m r Batter five pound for 
that Land which was granted Nicho raaning for him 

[190] At A Generall towne meeting held the 9 th June 
1673 

voated that m r Samuell Gardner Bartlemew Gedney 
and franc Nurce Are Chosen Appointed and Impo r ed to 
make Sale of Soe much of the townes Land mentioned In 
the Keturne made By them to the towne of Land found 
amongst the farmes : as will Amount to the Sum of 
Eighty pounds and m r Higginson to have itt to pay his 
debts this to be done by the Land y*Lies nerestto Beverly 

voated thatt m r Jn° Browne Sen r Shall have twentie 
Acres of Land added to his former grant of thirtie Acres 
to be Laid out In sum Convenient place not to p r judice 
the bodie of the Comon nor that w ch Is to be Sould to pay 
m r Higginsons Debts the wholl Sum to be Laid out Is 50 
acres 

voated thatt Leivt Joseph Gardner Sargt Rich r d Leach 
are Chosen & Appointed to Lay out Lands granted by y e 
towne to any and to make Returnes In writing of what 
they Soe Lay out at any time and alsoe ffrancis nurce 
Is also Joined with them any two of them together have 
pow r to Lay out Land granted 

voated that m r Batter and m r Joseph Gardner are 
Chosen appointed and Impo r ed to Answer In behalfe of the 
towne att the Next Court the Complaint of Joseph ffletch- 
er In behalfe of the Children of || henry || true for Land 
formerly Granted 

• " which he has paid to Jn° Higginson w* Sd Hig™> has alowed in his AcC 78." 
written in the margin. 

{To be continued ) 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 169 

Chosen to Serve on the Jury of trials 
M r Jn° Browne sen r M r Rich r d holingworth 

M r Joseph hardy ffrancis nurce 

M r Sam 11 Pickman Samuell Beadle 

M r Samuell Gardner Jun r 

voated upon Jn° marston his Request to the towne that 
the fine Laid on W m Courtis and Jn° marston by the Se- 
lect men is Remited 

voated vpon henry Remolds his Request for Land to be 
Laid out y* was formerly granted that Its Left to y e select 
men to make him Satisfaction according to his former grant 



[191] June 1673 the whole Sum of li s d 

the ministers Rate Is 182 : 14 : 2 
the whole Sum of the single Country 

Rate Is 72:01: 4 

Constable Jn° marston his p r t of the min- 
isters Rate Is 
his part of the Country Rate Is 

Constable Christopher Babbage his p* of 

the ministers Rate Is 
his part of the Country Rate Is 

Constable Jn° Pease his pt of y 6 ministers 

Rate Is 
his part of the Country Rate Is 

At a meeting of the Comitee of militia and the select 
men the 4 th da of august 16 73 

we having Received ord r from the 
y e Comt f militia major generall and the majo r of the 
majr hauthorne Regiment spedily to Repair our fort 

& a caS™e mend the platforme and fit up the great 



76 


06 


06 


29 


12 


02 


76 


15 


: 08 


23 


07 


: 08 


29 


12 


: 00 


19 


07 


: 08 



170 SALEM TOWN KECOKDS. 

ye Select men artilary and make such provitian as this 

2 J Ed h m W Bat4 n r e Juncture of time R ^ uire8 doe CoQ - 

Levt Joseph Gardner elude all of us, to take our turns, two 
mr Jno Corwin f ug a ^ a ^ me U p n Each day to over- 

Brrfle J mew Gedn D e g y see the worke and to Imploy workmen 
to Cary on the worke as the Cafe Re- 
quires and doe desire m r Bartlemew to be asistant with us 
In his turn In Carieng on of this worke 

At a meeting of the select men the 15 th day of August 
being present as In the margent 

. Agreed that ther shall be a generall 

imBatteT ° towne meeting warned for the Inhabi- 

Levt Jos : Gardner tants of the towne to meet together on 
Jno Pickring th 2 2 th da of this Instant mo to Chuse 

Bartlemew Gedney . , T . -j.uj.uoTi. 

an eight man to Joine with the Select 

men In making the Country Rate 21y to Chuse a grand 
Jury : 31y to Consider about paieng the towns fine to the 
marshall and to take Care of Sarah Lamberts Child 51y to 
make Choice of sum parsons to Run the Line betwen the 
farmers and the towne 

[192] At a me || e || ting of the Select men the 18 Au- 
gust 1673 Being present as In the margent 

wee having made enquiry after the 
mr jno Corwin town stock of powder and musket Bul- 

Levt Joseph Gardner ets : doe find att Capt Corwins two 
Serj Jno Pickring Barril i s of p 0W der which we have 
Bartlemew Gedney . , J n ,. ujj.i 

Comited to m r Batters hands to keepe 

for the towne and of Bullets we find in m r Brown Sen 1 his 
hand l c : 3/4 Q : O e : and In Capt Price his hands about 
60 u the wholl Is about 2° : 1 Q : 4 11 : thes we have put Into 
Capt Price his Costodie to ||be|| kept as town stock and 
alsoe that y e towne stock may Be Compleat according to 
Law : wee have provided each of us as foloweth m r Batter 
one Barill of powder m r Jn° Corwin one Barrill ditto and 
Capt Price & Leivtenant || Jo Gardner || Each of them one 
Barrill of powder and Jn° Pickring and Bartlemew ||Gid- 
ny || Each of them 100 li of muskett buletts all which 
we Engadge to keep for the towns use untill march next : 
and Shall after Remaine towne Stock provided we abov- 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



171 



named be paid In Specie according to o r disbursments r 
for 8 d powder and Bulletts 

Wee Appoint Capt Price Sirueier of the high way from 
the meetinghouse to m r Ruckes to take Care speedily to 
Repair thatt Broken way neer m r Rucks and thatt by Jn* 
horns house 

We allsoe Appoint deacon prince Surveier of the high 
way from timothy hix his hous downe to ould goodman 
Rumbals 

At a generall towne meeting held the 22 th day of Au- 
gust 1673 

ther was Chosen to Serve on the grand Jury 
Tho ffuller Sen r Edward fflint 

m r Jn° Ruck Thomas Roots 

fFrancis Scery John Ingersoll 

Sam 11 Eaborne Sen r 

Capt Georg Corwine Is Chosen Eight man or Comis- 
sioner to Joine with the Select men In making the Country 
Rate 

Voated that the fine of five pound which the towne Is 
to pay to the marshall shall be paid out of o r next 
towne Rate. 

[193] 22 August 1673 

Chosen To Run the Line Betwene the ffarmers and us 
Betwen this and the Last of Octob r next 

m r Jn° Corwin m r W m Brown Jun r 

Levt Jos Gardner m r Benja Browne 

Serj* Jn° Pickring Bartlemew Gedney 

Anthony needham 
Voated that the Select men shall aggre with greansled 
as they shall thinck fitt for the keeping Sarah Lamberts 
Child : and In ord r to It they have power to dispose of 
Land to the valew of five pounds 

vpon the motian of Sum for the ful prosecution of the 
Last Law made about horses 

It is Left to the Select men and they are desired"to 

draw up wt they Judg meet In that Case and present It 

att the Next towne meeting to be Confirmed by the towne 

Nathaniell Beadle Is dismist from being sealer of 

Leather : and Ishack williams Is Chosen in his Roome 



172 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

vppon Jn° higginsons Request for a houselott Next to 
goodman Rumbals Its Left to the select men to veiw the 
place & make Returne att the Next towne meeting w th er 
any or how much may be Conveniently spared for thatt 
End 

Att a meeting of the Select men 29 August 1673 

Agreed with m r Batter to pay the mar- 
majr hawthorne gna u fi ve pounds for the towne which 

mr jno Corwin the towne was fined att the County 

Levt Gardner Court for Neclecting to fitt up the Bridg 

Jn° Pkkrin n6er W11S hiU & he l8 to haV6 0De I 1 ** 

Bartlemew Gedney of an acre of Land next to the End of 
Jn° neals ground neer old m r gednys 
pafture to be laid out by : m r Jn° Corwin Left Joseph 
Gerdner and Bartlemew Gedney 

[194] At a meeting of y e Select men the 12 th day of 
7 br 1673 Being presen As In the margent 

Wee Appoint & Impower peeter Chevers 

m^BaTter 110 " 16 and Jn ° Lander to make U P the Draine 

Lefft Jo Gardner for Conveieng the water thorough all 
mr Jno Corwin those Lotts thatt were Granted to Sev- 

a emew e ney. gra ^ persons on the Comon below good- 
man Rumbals & to warn the severall p r priato r s to Asist In 
the doing of the whole In Case any Refuse or Neclect they 
above named are to disburse for the doing of It and Each 
propriator that doth soe Neclect Is to pay them Againe 
the Charge of their part of the worke 
Constable Jn° Williams Is D r 

ffor his part of y e ministers Rate 
ffor his p rt of the Country Rate 
for his part of the towne Rate 

119 19 01 
The ace* Above Is Cred r 

pd || of || m r Higinsons Rate to m r Browne 60 00 00 
pd the Country tresurer 

pd m r Epps 06 05 08 

pd ffrancis Scerry 06 08 00 

pd ffrancis Scerry more 04 00 00 



71 


14 


06 


22 


18 


06 


25 


06 


01 



02 


01 


00 


10 


00 


00 


03 


14 


05 


01 


07 


06 


00 


13 


00 


00 


10 


00 


95 


07 


07 


01 


13 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 173 

p Alowed him for Charge About y e french 

woman 00 08 00 

By Abatement of Severall mens Rates that 

Could not be gathered 41 8 
by a bill to m r Norrice 
by m r Bartholmew 
by feverale men gone out of towne before he 

had y e Rate 
by tow men w c h was In his Rate y* Nik 

manning Refd 
by his own Rate 



Reft to ballance this Accompt 

Res d of M r Batters to ball aboves d acc tt 

agreed p Selectmen 00 15 00 

we Appoint and Impower m r Sarauell Gardner francis 
Nurce and Bartlemew Gedney & Jn° Putman to Bound 
out the Comon Lieng neer beverly and to Require the 
neighb r s bordering upon It to shew their bounds that y* 
land may be bounded out In ord r to the Sale of It to pay 
m r Higinsons debts 

[195] At a meeting of the Select men the 24 th day of 
September 1673 Being present as In marg* 

m r Batter Leift Gardner m r Rucke & 
mr a Ba£Tr th0rne m ' Jn ° Hawthorne are appointed to 

mr Jn° Corwin finish the high way at mordecays Cut 

Jno f pf c kri? rdner that ll may bee a ^ uffitient wa y for Cart 
BartlemewGedney an ^ norse to Goe to the ffort we Alsoe 
Joine with them m r Jn° Turner 

Jn° Gilman Is alowed to Live in the towne a 12 month 
upon triall : not to have any privelidg on the towns 
Comon Exept to Cut sum timber for making of wheeles 

Its ordered thatt W m dounton shall build up the west 
End of the two formost womens seats as he hath begun 
the East End of the Said Seats Nothing being ffuly Con- 
cluded In o r forme r meeting but Refered for the finishing 
untill another time and to be done upon the towne Charg 
and Capt Corwine & Ed Batter to pay w m dounton for his 
worke 



174 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

*m r Batter is d r to the towne as ffoloweth 
Inp r By Joseph Grey 5 U & by Joseph 

prince 5 U 
to paid him by Thomas Beadle 

paid him by Jn° Land r 
more paid to him by Peeter Chevers 
mor by Nath Silsby 
more la Lead l c 0** : 7 6 



m r Batter Is Cred r for severall disbursments 

Rest due to him to Balance l u 9 s : 3 

*W m Lord Is debt r for wine had of m r Gardner 

by m r Corwin 3 s 

By Bartlemew Gedney 2" 6 d mony 

Pr Jn° Pickring 1 bufhell of Corne 

P r m r Batter 5" 8 d 



to a bill to Nath Ingersoll for 6 U 
to a bill to John marston 



10 


00 


00 


5 


00 


00 


5 


00 


00 


5 


00 


00 


5 


00 


00 


2 


00 


04 


32 


00 


04 


33 


09 


07 


01 


09 


03 


c 


08 


00 





03 


00 





02. 


06 





03 


00 





05 


08 


1 


02 


02 


6 


00 


00 





18 


00 



00 02 



W m Lord Is Cred r for Ringing nine and 5 
a clock bell and sweeping the meeting- 
howse 8 00 00 

[196] A meeting of the Select men 4 th of Novemb 1 
1673 Being present as In the margent 

Its ord r ed thatt a generall towne nieet- 
MSatt a eT b ° rne in g be wamed for the Inhabitants of 
Mr Jno Corwin the towne to meet together on Saturday 

Lev^JosG^rdner C ° me Sevenni o ht bein g the fifteenth 
Bartlemew^edney da )' of this month at 9 aclock that 
those to whoum the towne Is Indebted 
may Bring In their Seveverall accompts of the townes debts 
In ord r to making the towne Rate and to ffinish the agree- 
ment with Tho Greansla* about Sarah Lamberts Child 

•This account between the asterisks Is crossed out in the original. 



SALEM TOWN RECOBD8. 175 

Agreed that the select men are to meete together the 
next tuseday after the towne meeting y e 18 th of this 
month to Receive the severall accompts about the fort : 
Cut & great artilary 

Aggreed that the Laiers out which are Chosen By the 
towne Shall Lay out & Bound that 200 Acres of Land 
that was fformerly Granted to m r Peeters 

& alsoe that quarter of an acre that was Grant* 1 to old 
m r Gedney 

At a generall towne meeting held the 15 of November 
1673 

Chosen to Serve on the Jury of Trialls 

Nathaniell Putnam Steven hasket 

John Graffton Thomas Jeggles 

John Turner John Procter 

Edward wooland 

Voated that the Select men have pow r to dispose of 
halfe an acre of Land to Thomas Greenslat provided that 
he doth Engadge : In Consideration of It to Keep Sarah 
Lambrts Child till It be eighteen years old : and that the 
said Land be Security to the towne for the the performanc 
of It. 

[197] 15 Novemb r 1673. Its Voated that m r . Ed- 
ward norice Shal have ten pounds Alowed him out of the 
towne Rate this year In Consideration of his Keeping 
Skoole as a Gramer Skoole master the year to begin the 
17 th day of July Last. 

It is voted that It is Left to the Select men to vew that 
Land which Niclis Bartlet would purchase of the towne & 
make Returne to the Next towne meeting how much It is 
or what may be Spareed. 

Its alsoe voted that the Same persons that were Chosen 
the Last towne meeting to Run the Line Betwene the 
farmers and us : have their power Continued and are de- 
sired to Run that Line as soone as they Can Conveniently : 
not to exeed the first of January next 

At a meeting of the select men : 18 th day of November 
1673 Being p r sent as In y e marjent 



176 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Major hawthorn 
mi Batter 
nv Jno Corwin 
Levt Jos Gardner 
Sarjt Jno Pickring 
Jno Pntman 
Bartlemew Gedney 



Constable francis Nurce Is D r to his part of the min- 
isters Rate 40"-14 s -00 
his part of the town Rate is 18-06-03 
Thee Above ace*. Is Cred r . 
By m r Browne for y e minis- 
ters Rate 31-08-00 
pd to m r Norrice 04-17-00 
pd to John Putnam 01-15-00 
pd to William fflint 02-04-00 
pd to John Smith 00-03-00 
pd to Josiah Southrick 01-07-00 
more paid to m r Browne as p r . Receipt 00-04-08 
more paid to m r Bartlemew 30 s 6 d 01-16-00 
more by 7 months abated of the ministers Rate 
to the farmers 05-05-10 
pd to 1/ Gard r 01-16-00 

posted the other fid pd 50-19-02 

At a meeting of the ffree men 1 day of decemb r 1673 
m r . Batter was Chosen to serve as a deputy at the Gen- 
erall Court for the Reft of the year untill the Next Generall 
Court of Election 

[198] Atagenerale towne meeting held the 4 th day of 
decemb r 1673 

accompt of Debts brought In for the Raising of a towne 
Rate 

By Captaine Price 02-13-06 

by W m Lord for Ringing the bell 7" 07-00-00 

more for Ringing att 5 a clock 00-10-00 

p r Jn° Pickring o r part of marble bridge 
to m r Gidny select men expences 0-18-5 

to his seruant work on high wais 0-04-0 

diat of Ju° Baker \v n about y e fort 0-04-0 



to provitions at Raising the metin houfe 17-00-0 



18-06-05 



18-06-5 J 
By deacon prince mending the highway 01-17-00 

to m r Bartlemew for his servis at the Court as a 
deputy 56 dayes att 2 s : 6 d p da and ffor whatt he 
shal Spend Next Sesion as deputy 9-00-00 



8ALEM TOWN RECORD8. 



177 



ffranc Nurce Crd. on other fide 


50-19- 2 


p Jno Phelps out of Towne 


00-05-00 


p Thom Gofey 


00-05-00 


p John Hebbert 


00-01-06 


p Ifack Meacham 


00-01-06 


p his payns about gatheringe Eats & other labour 


for comig to towne 


01-00-00 




52:12:02 



Acc ted : 30: (11) 73: Rest to ballance is fixe 
pounds eight shillings w h the faid Nurce doth 
Ingage to pay to the felect men at or before the ^-06-08-00 
last of the 4 th moneth next enfuinge as witnes 
Lis I Land \ the day & yeare above written 
figne 

ffranc Nurce 

[199] 4 th day of decemb r 1673 

Voated that the select men that are the next year shall 
make a Rate ffor to pay Capt Corwin and others for ther 
worke and charg on the ffort In the ffirst building of It 
according to the towne order the 18 th of 4 th mo 1666 

vpon Jn° Higginsons || Jun r :s [ Request to the towne to 
sell him a peece of land next to good man Rumbals : It is 
voated that Leaving the way four Rod wide att the ffront 
and soe wide In the Reare. as the groand will give. Leav- 
ing for him ther 3 Rods in Breadth: that he Shal have It 
home to good man Rumballs fence he payeng for It aftter 
the same Rate or proportion that other men have paid for 
their Lots further downwards and that the select men are 
to Lay It out 

"Voated that maj r hawthorne and m r W m Browne Jun r 
are desired and Impoured to Agre with the doctor for the 
Cure of thomas Robinson and alsoe to take Care for his 
accomodation In ord r to It and the towne to pay the 
Charge 

Its voated that the select men have pow r to dispose of 
Sarah Lamb r t according to their best discretion and allsoe 
of her Child: But not to dispose of above 30 Acres of 
Land although It be very Rocky 



178 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

At a meting of the selectmen and the Comition r to make 
the Adition to the Country Rate 9 th decern 1673 Being 3/4 
of a single Country Rate 

Constable Christopher bab- u • s a 
Majr Hawthorne badg his pt Is 19 : 01 : 5 

SftSS" ta ' Constable John marston 

Leifft Gardner his pt is 21:19:0 

Jn° P kkr a in Constable Jn° peas his pt is 15 : 12 : 3 



Bartlemew Gedney 



Is In all 56 : 12 : 8 



It is agreed that the Layers out of Land shall Lay out 
and Bound that Lott which was formerly granted to Wil- 
liam bowdish : according to thee townes Grant 

[200] Att a meeting of the Select men 26 decemb r 1673 
being present as In the margent 

Nicho maning Is d r for the Rates Comit- 
major hawthome ted to him the yeare In which he was 
Sift&Sdner Constable 

Jno Pntman to his part of the ministers " s d 

Rate 75 : 09 - 00 

to his part of the town Rate 31 : 12 : 11 





107 


: 01 


:11 


the Abov Accompt Is Crec 


r 






By M r Browne pd him of the ministers Rate 


43 : 


03 


01 


27 : l m0 : 74 : more as p Recept of m r brown 


04 : 


05: 


00 


more by a Recept from m r Brown payd in 








Cafh 


10 


00 


00 




57 


• 8 


-01 


his pt of towne Rate C r 








by a bill w ch old m r Gidny hath excepted 


03 


-00 


-00 


by a Recept from m r bartholmew 


01 


16 


• 09 


by a Recept from old flint 


02 


-07 


00 


by Nath° Pickman 


00- 


04 


00 


by Joi s buffum 


00 


• 19 


-06 


by M r Batter his one Rate 


01 


:04 


00 


by Capt Curwine his one Rate 


03 


15 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 179 



04 


10 


00 


00 


15 


00 


18 - 


11 


03 


03 


-18 


00 



by m r Browne fen r by his one Rate 
by Capt Price for his one Rate 



by feveral men Allowed & his own Rates 

22 - 09 - 03 
Constable Jn° marston his p* of the towne 

Rate Is 49 u : 08 : 09 

Constable Babbadg his part of the town 

Rate Is 39 : 19 : 05 

Constable John Pease his part of the towne 

Rate 32 : 09 : 06 

Its ordered that w m Smith shall have a bill for 9 s to 

Steven hasket ther being mony due to the towne from him : 

and this his to have for his Charge In entertaineng Tho 

Robinson 

[201] At A meeting of the Select men 27 decemb r 1673 
being present as In the margent 

John dodge Is dismist from being an 
J?Batte? h0rDe overseer of the towne Comon on Riall 
Leif t Gardner Side : and Cornel : Baker and Jn° Leeche : 

mr Jno Corwin Richard Leech his son : to Execute the 

Johf Pfckring towne ordrs formerl y made for the pre- 

Bartlemew Gedney servation of wood and timber on the 
towne Comon : 
we Appoint and Impour Jn° Clifford Edward wooland 
sen r and Joseph Phipen Sen r to jake Car e for the prese r- 
v ation o f the woo d J & timb r || upon JBakers Hand and 
moltons^misery and to seaz upon and bring _away_Such 
wo"od_as_they shall find Cut by men of marbjehead and al- 
soe'to enfforme the select men of any such trespas which 
they find done att any time by any person of any other 
towne and to have the wood they soe seaz for their own 
use and themselvs and all other persons are prohibeted 
from falling any trees on Said Hands withowt Licenc from 
the select men only have Liberty to Cut up the wood 
already ffalen : and herby ff rancis Colins Is dismist from 
having any pow r ._or Care ove r tho s Islands 



180 SALEM TOWN BECORDS. 

vpon Information thatt w m Traske hath within his 
ffence : Som of the townes Comon Land we Apoint and 
Impour m r Batter m r Jn° Corwin and Leift Jos Gard r 
speedily to see to It and Cause It to be Laid open to the 
Rest of the towne Comon 

The Select men having Considered what the Law 
directs and Inioines as the select mens duty Concerning 
Children and youith that are not brought up In sum hon- 
est Caling and taught to Read as the Law directs : we 
finding seveall men Neclecting their dutyes In thatt Kind 
we ord r thatt these severall Children & || youth || underneath 
mentioned shall he placed out as the Law directs to such 
persons as are able and will undertake to bring them up In 
sum honest Caling and teach them as the Law directs and 
thatt this ord r be Publisht By seting ||it|| up on the meet- 
ing ||houf|| that those that are disposed to take such Chil- 
dren may Repaire to the Selectmen to treat with them about 
It and we alsoe Intend to To take the Like Cours with 
all such Children and youth as we shall fund In the Like 
Condition : those which wee At present shall take Care 
about are As foloweth — John Blith his Children And 
alister mackmalys and w m Smiths : and John Glovers 
Children and Tho Greanslads 

m r norris hath a Bill Granted to John Williams for the 
10 u he hath given him by the towne 

[202] the select men being Impoured to take Care of find- 
ing out and setling ffor this town all such Land as belongs 
to the towne as Common : that Is Claimed of any; and held 
by any : beiond what Is their Right according to the 
townes Grants we theirfore desire and Impowr ffrancis 
nurce Richard Leech and Israeli porter and m r John haw- 
thorne to examin and state ffor the towne what Land they 
shall find of the townes In thees Severall Claimes viz. 
Joshua Raies farm w oh was Gra||n||ted to m r holgrave and 
Jacob barnies 50 Acres : on the back side of Leeches hill 
and his other granted to bamie and Ingerson determined 
with a strait Line from Leeches bounds on the top of the 
hill and allsoe Thomas smals ffarme Granted to Capt Cor- 
win at Iswich Riv r and Nath feltons thatt his son Jn & 
Lives upon : and Nathaniell putmans 50 : Acres Granted 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 181 

first to w m Jegles and Capt Corwins farm ||of || 100 Acres 
Granted to Capt traske and that Land of Capt Corwins 
that was Avryes Land 

wee alsoe Joine with the Above mentioned : Sarjant 
John pickring they or any three of them have pow r fuly to 
act In the Premises and make Returne to to the select men 
m r Bater Is d r for the paym' 6 house for 

Lots pd by each man 5 U 
to Lead used by w l was bought for y e 

meetingh 5 
the 1/4 pt added It being mony 

33 16-2 
tt Deptt 1 to Nech manning for his Rate 

towne Rate 01 : 04 : 



li 


s 


d 


30 


00 : 





02 


17 : 





00 


19 : 






35 :00 :02 



m r Batter Is Cred r to seveall disbursm ts 

for.the towne as pr acct 33 : 01 : 00 

pd Rich holingworth for wood for the Cut 00 : 06 : 00 

more 2 dayes worke of his man 00 : 04 : 00 

to Richd addams pd him 00 : 05 : 00 

to Ely Giles for a Load of brush 00 : 08 : 00 

pd John bulock for 1 days worke 00 : 02 : 06 

34 : 06 : 06 

[203] At a meeting of the Select men this 1 day of 
January 1673 being present as In the 
mr Batter margent 

Leift Jo Gardner g^ Granted to pay the 

Sarjt j n o Pickring , , r J 

Bartho Gedney townes debts 

pd by m r batter 6%] tto 
Jno marcey work about the fort 02 : 
02 : 00 02 : 08 . 00 

& pd by in r Brown 24%] to w m Curtis w* 
Remaines due to him for worke about 
the wheels, the Iron worke 16 s : ll d 02 : 00 : 11 

& pd by m r batter 4 s 6 d „] francis Colins for 

work about fort & Cut 3": 13 : 6 d 03 : 18 : 00 

•Entered in the margin. 



182 SALEM TOWN RECOBDS. 

& pd him by m r Batter 9 s # ] to John be||c||k- 

ett for wheels for the Guns 9:15:0 10 : 04 : 00 
& pd him In Iron 14 s ^] to manaseth mars- 
ton for Iron worke 5 : 05 : 06 05 : 19 : & 
to m r Jn° Hawthorne || 20 s || & for w* he pd 

to bealle X 20 2:00:0 02 : 00 : 00 

— to . J°nathan walcut for making wheels 

3 : 00 : 6 03 : 00 : 06 

to . John marston for towne & fort bill 

7 : 04 : 07 : 04 : 00 
to . Tho fflint making wheels for guns 

2 : 01 : 3 02 : 01 : 03 

th . Kich rd Hide for worke on y e wheels 

: 18 : 9 00 : 18 : 09 
pr . m r Jn° Corwin 6 : 00 : 06 : 00 : 00 
pr . Jn° Ormes for worke upon the whels 

0:17:0 00:17:00 

pr . Capt price 2 : 13 : 6 02 : 13 : 06- 

pr . Goodman Rumball work on y e ffort 

1 : 04 : 
pd by m r Batter 6 s # ] to nath pickman & 

Company """" 5V15 : "9* 06 : 01 : 09 

to George Keyser team & men 1:16:0 01 : 16 : 00 

to Nath pease and Company for Lights 
2:12: 
pd already as on booke 23' „J to w m Lord 

w l Remaines due to him 6 : 18 : 08 : 00 : 00 

pd of this out of his meetinghouf Rat 

5 U : 11 s : 10 d J to m r Gedney sen 1 

for provitions about Raising the 

meetinghous : 17" : and other Cr. 

12:08: 7 18 u 6 s :5 d 18: 06:05- 

to Sarj* pickring 05 : 01 : 06 05 : 00 ; 00 

pd by m r Bater 6 s # ] Ito w 1 Remaines due 

to Jonath Ager 00 : 06 : 6 00 : 06 : 06- 

pd by Jn° Corwin 6 s # ] to Antony need- 
ham . for : Carting : fort 01 : 10 : 01 : 16 : 00 
to bill for payment for 174 days worke In 

Conft babadge his ward 2 s pd 

17:01:00 17:01:00 

•Entered in the margin. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 183 

to 184 days worke done In Jn° mastons 

marstons ward at 2 s p d : on fort 

19:13:06 19:13:06 
& 2* alowed m r Gidney # ] to deacon prince 

for his waies 01 : 15 : 00 01 : 17 : 00 

pd In Corne by m r batt r s 6 s # ] pd w m 

Smith & ben Afhby for sawing 

00 : 18 : 00 00 : 18 : 00 
to w m traske for 4 Inch plancke 00:16: 00 00 : 16 : 00 
paid already by Jn° Higginson 3 11 : 8 s : d 

*] for Laieng the platform In the fort 

& the plank and worke & Speekes 

16 : 11 : 02 19 : 19 : 02 
to m r Browne for Iron & nailes 01:19 : 05 01 : 19 : 05 
for Biched Richards for Lightering 

01:10:00 01:10:00 

to 37 dayes worke In John peas his ward 

and 3 teames 17 B 6 d 04: 11: 06 04:11:06 

to Capt Corwine 4 11 04 : 00 : 00 04 : 00 : 00 

to m r Phipen 30 s 6 d 01:10:06 01:10:06 

to ffrancis Scery for keeping Sarah Lam- 
berts child 05 : 00 : 00 05 : 00: 00 
to m r Gedney Sen r for y° select mens 

||Expenses|| 01:00:04 01:00:04 

more 56 dais work. In babadg his ward 

at 2 s p day 05:12:00 05:12:00 

Caried to the other sid 

[204] att a meeting of the select men the 16 day of 
January 1673 being present as In the margent 

Its ord r ed that m r Norice shall have a 
£? Batter th0nie biU of teen pounds to John Williams we 
Leift Gardner ffinding ther is mony of the townes In 

mr John Corwin hi s hands 

BarUemewGfdney ** ordered that Bartlemew Gedney Is 
Appointed to Recon with Constable Inger- 
son and ord r him Speedily to make payment of what Is 
due to the towne from him 

Its agreed that m r phipen Sen r shal have a Bill to the 
Constable for 18 s : 9 d : p" due to him ffrom the towne 

•Entered in the margin. 



184 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Its Agreed that m r Ruck shall be abated ten shilings 
out of this ministers Rate 

23 January 1673 Constable John marston his part of 
the meeting house Rate Commited to him to Gather is 
164" :05 s : 00 

Constable Christoph 1 " Babbadge his pt of the meting 
hous Rate Comited to him to Colect is 150 : 00 : 00 

Constable John pease his part of the meetinghouse 
Rate Comitted to him Is 155 : 07 : 00 

Att a meeting of the Select men the 30 th day of Janua- 
ry 1673 being present as In the margent 

Licence Is Granted to Nathaniell In- 
SbK? gersoll Sen 1 to sell Beere and Sider by 

mr John Corwin Retaile for one year ensuing 
Leift Jo» Gardner 
John PickriDg 

Granted to ffrancis scery for work at y e 

fort 00:13:00 

pd Leift Gardner 5 1 : 10: 10 d by Jacob "1 

barnie & 20 s 10 d | 

pllp Cromwell and bill to the Consta- f 

ble 2 s 2 d J 

for 27 & 1-2 days worke In John marstons 

ward and 1 teame 02 : 15 : 00 

to the widow suthrick 5 s for her team 
22:4 m0 :74 Allowd Jn° Normon by a 

bill to Jn° marfton for planks for y e 

ffort w c h is In ye lew of mony 20l s 01 : 00 : 00 

[205] At A meeting of the select men the 24 th day of 
february 1673 being present as In the margent 

wee Abate 5 8 out of deacon prince his 
m f J B a h t a t r r thorne ministers Rate for the year past 
mr Jos: Gardner It is Agreed that two of peeter Joyes 

Bariknfew G^dne Childl ' en Sha11 Bee P laced out al Servis 
emew e ney ^ ^ q being Enformed that farmer porter 

Sen r Is wiling to tak the boy and Josep porter Is wiling 
to take the Girle as an Aprentic Its theirfore Agreed 
that they shal be soe placed to the Above mentioned par- 
ties 



06:14:00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 185 

upon m r Gedneys motion for the setling of ra r Clarks 
ffarme according to the townes grants both to m r Clarke 
and Affter to himself for Alowing him what was taken 
away by Lin Line Its agreed that when the Line Is Per- 
fected between Lin and us that It shall be done by the 
Laiers out according to the townes grants. 

Its ordered that a generall towne meeting be warned for 
the Inhabitants of the towne to meet together on munday 
Next being the Second day of the month at nine of the 
Clock In the morning ffor the Choice of select men and 
Constables 

At A generall towne meeting held the second day of 
march 1673 thees persons presented themselves and took 
the oath of fidelity 

John Nurce hemy wilkins 

John ffoster Samuell Steevens 

Richard Richards John green 

Chosen for Select men for the year Ensueng 

major hawthorne m r Henry Bartlemew 

Capt Corwin m r Grafton Sen r 

Capt Price m r Rich r d Prince 

m r Jn° Corwin 
Constables Chosen to Serve for the yeare Ensuing 
John Clifford 
w m Lake and: Tho fflint sen 1 



[206] At a meeting of y: select ||men|| Salem: this 
3 th of march 1673/4 

It is ordred that the same order : made in the yeare 71 : 
72: about swine shall stand in force for the yeare enfuing 

•Copied from the original by Martha O. Howes and verified by Sidney Perley.Esq 



186 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att a meetting of y e felect men being prefent 17 th : 1™° 
7 3/4 

It is Agreed thore fhall be a Gene aI 
major hathorn town metting on tuefday next being ye 

Capl Price™ 24th o f march 1673 / 4 for t0 Coniider 

mr bartholmew of y e way of m r higinfons mayntenence 

decon prince f t j j eer an( j AIfo to know ye mind 

mr Graffton J J 

Jno Curwin of ye towne for m r Nicoletts ontmeu- 

ance with us Another yeere & fome other 
things y l may then ffall In 

Jn° Curwin Is Choffen to Keepe y e towne Booke for ye 
yeere Infueing 

Att a meetting of ye felect men 20 th ll m0 7 3/4 being 
prefent as p margentt 

Jn° Pickering & fain 11 Gardner ||Jun r || 
Ca a pt°Pr?ce h ° rn are Choffen furvey r s of fences for ye 
m>- Grafton north ffeeld for this yeere 

m ' | a .rtholmew j os buffum & Tho s Kobins are Choffen 

Jno Curwin furuey r s of ffences for ye fouth feeld : 

Danell futherek & Jos boyce ||Ju r || are 
Choffen furuoy rs of ffences for ye Glaff houfe ffences & all 
ye ffences without 

Phelip Cromwell & Tho s Rootts are choffen furuey re of 
ye ffences from ye town bridge to mordykay Creffords 
Neke 

It is ordered y 1 all ye ffences be mayd up In ye towne 
at or before ye 9th of Aperell Next 1674 & Inclofed 

Capt Prece & m r Jn° Ruke [| & Ed fflint \\ are Choffen 
to take Care for ye mendeng off ye ways from Tho s Crom- 
well Corner to ye town bridge 

m r Grafton & m r Prince are Choffen to take Care for ye 
mending of ye highways from Tho 8 Cromwells to ye lower 
end of ye towne 

Henery fkery fen r is Choffen feayler of Leether for this 
yeer 

Thomas lues Is Choffen Clerk of ye market for this 
yeer & ye Conftable to prefent him to ye major to be 
fworn In this offic 

[207] 20 th : 1'"° 7 3/4 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 187 

Natha Prece Is Allowed fix fhillings for a fpade & work 
done at ye fortt & to haue a Note to ye Conftable 

Rubin Guppy and william Reeus are Apoynted to take 
Care yt all fwine be fuffeciently Ringd & yokd according 
to ye order niayd In 67 & 68 upon ye faym forfeture 
formerly & yokd by ye 7th of may 

m r Endycott Ifrell Porter & fergeatt Leach are Apoyn- 
ted to Lay out a highway Throw ye land fformerly Granted 
to old Goodmon hutchefon for w ch ye fayd hutchefon hath 
Reed fatiffaction for formerly The fayd way to be layd 
out foe af may be moft Convenient for ye Inhabitants * to 
Come to there meetting howfe 

Leftenent Putnam Jn° Putnam and Jofeph Porter are 
Apoynted to goe In pembulation between us & topffeld to 
Renew ye bounds formerly fetled this to be done fometime 
In ye l m0 or 2 m0 74 

The felectt men Conf idering howyt by ye prouedence of 
God Capt more Is brought Very low, they Judg It meett 
to Grant him Liberty for ye keeping of a public k howfe of 
Entertaynmentt ffor ye felling of beer wine & fyder This 
to be done for ye ffereft yeer upon tryall & foe to be left 
to ye difcretion of ye felect men for time to Come 

Major hathorn m r henery || barthohnew || & m r Jofeph 
Gardner are Apoynted ffor to fetle ye bounds betwen us & 
Marblehead 

It Is ordered That all fwine aboue tow months old fhall 
be fuffetiently Ringd by ye 20 th march and foe to be kept 
Ringd on ye penelty of twelue pence p day for euery 
neglect and to be fuffetiently yoked by ye feirft of may on 
ye fayme penelty & Ruben Gupy & william Reeus are 
Appoynted & Impowred to fee ye Execution of this order 
& Impowred to deftrayne any that fhall Refufe this order 

[208] Att a Generall towne meetting ye 24th of ye 
1 th mo 1673/4 The motion with Refp" to ye way of M r 
higefons mayntanence is Refferd to fome other time 

A motion being mayd by feuerall of ye towne for ye 
Abaytment of fome pt of there meetting howfe Rate It is 
wholly left to ye felect men to Act In It by a vote of ye 
towne 
*'« Te ffarmers " written in the margin. 



188 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

M r Charlls Nickolett is Called by ye towne to Continew 
with us a Nother Yeere for to helpe Carry on ye worke of 
ye meneftry as formerly 

In Anfwer to a petetion of ye ffariners to abate fome pt 
of ye meeting howfe Rate It is left wholly to ye felect men 
to Act In It as they lhall fee meett 

In Anfwer to Nathanell ff elton for fix ffoote of land In 
lenght & twenty ffoott In bredth It is Granted and ffran- 
fis Nurce & Ifak Cooke are Apoynted to lay It out & make 
Return 

Rubin Guppy hath foe much land Granted him at ye 
end of ye howfe where Obedyah Rich lius as ye felectmen 
fhall Judg meett to fpare Not exeeding thre or foore pole 

Voted yt ye felect men haue liberty to difpoffe of farah 
Lambertt 

Voted yt ye felect men In beeng haue ye fayme power 
yt ye felect men had ye laft yeer 

[209] Att a meetting of ye felectmen 27 th march : 74 

Agreed with henery keny to make 

major hathorn a f u ff etient Cart way ouer ye bridge 

m^raftoa me at bever Dam & alfo to make ye way 

Good Prince fuffetient at both ends of ye bridg for 

f p j; ece . wch worke being pf ormd he is to be 

J no Corwine © r 

mr barthoiew payd by ye towne twenty hue mil- 

lings 

Jos horn Is Choffen to Joyne with henery Skery In ye 
office as a feayler of Leather & both fworn before major 
hathorn 

Agreed with peter prefkett to keepe ye Towne heard 
for this yeere — to begin keeping ye 10 th of Aperill & to 
Continew keeping of ym till ye 14 th October and If any 
Catle be loft he is feafonably to look ym vp & to bring ym 
to there feuerall owners. 

And This being pformd he Is to Res c ffrom ye feuerall 
owners of ye Catle According to there ^portion ye fume 
of fixteen pounds In ye like pay yt formerly hath bene 
payd 

Capt waiter price & Jn° Curwin are Apo} r nted & Im- 
powred In behalfe of ye towne to Anfwer at Ipfwich Court 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 189 

In an Action of Replevy between Nath 1 Putnam & Jn° 
Peefe Coftable In Refufeing to pay Rats toward ye New 
meetting howfe & also to Anfwer In an Action betwen Jn° 
Putnam & Jn° peafe Coftable & In an Action between 
Nekolas manning & ye felect men If occation 

The felect men vewing a fton horse of ffranfis fkerys of 
a bay Coller he is Allowd to be According to law 

The felect men being meett to fetle ye Accompts with 
Nickolas maning Conftable They haue taken a bill of him 
for ye Cleering of his Accompts 

[210] 28 th : of march 1674 

Att a meetting of ye felect men : being prefent 

This bill byndeth me Nickolos 
major hathorne maning to pay or Caufe to be payd 

CaptCurwine , °, w,,- t, r , F / 

Capt. Price vnto m " llliam Brown fen r or order 

tot bartholmew The fume of twenty three pounds & 

™, SSS? ° eleuen pence w ch is dew to him ffor 

m r priuc© 1 • • /■ t\ s 

Jn° Corwin ni higginions Kate (at or before ye 

feirft of may Next — And to pay to The 
felect men or there order ye fume of twenty eaight pounds 
fiue f hillings eaight pence at or before ye 10 th of Jun Next 
ffor ye true pformance of ye promifes — I ye fayd Nickolas 
manning doe bind myfelfe my Ares executr Admineftra- 
tors & Aftignes In ye bond of eaighty pounds truly to be 
payd as wittnes my hand this 28 th march : 1674 

Nicholas Maning* 
m r Henery Bartholmew makeing Complaynt to ye felect- 
men They haue ordered as ffollewith 
9 _ 2 mo 74 

Thomas Rootts you may take Notice y* m r Henery Bar- 
tholmew Is to Run his ffenceas major hathorn hath fhowd 
him, and It is ordered yt you fhale neather dyrecktly nor 
Indyrektly medle or touch m r Bartholniews ffence upon 
yo r perrill, & yt There fhall be Care taken In Convenient 
time for a way to y r howfe ouer ye Banlk by m r barthol- 
mews ffence by us how are ye felect men 

Att a meetting of ye felect men ye 23 th of 2 m0 1674 
being prefent 

♦Autograph. 



190 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

major hathorn hath qpuided one 
major hathom bvJle ffor ye towne heard for this 

m^ P barthoimew yeer ffor w c h he is to haue twenty 

m' GrafEton fhillings 

mr°P??nM in Alfo Ca P t Curwin hath <P ui(] ed a 

Capt : Price Nother bull more for ye towne heerd 

for w c h he is to haue twenty fhillings 



[211] Agreed with William Lord to Continew In his 
takeing Care off ye meetting houfe Riging ye bell & dig- 
ging of Graues for one yeer more upon ye fayme terms as 
ye Laft yeer : his time begining 26 th 2 m0 74 

Dockter Knott hauing Returnd Thomas Robinfon ye 
felectmen haue ordered Jn° Corwin to pay to ye fayd 
Knott hue pounds w c h is In pt towards Thomas Robinfons 
Care w c h ffiue pounds Is In full payment ffor a pfell of 
land Layd out to ye fayd Jn° Corwine In ye Common by 
ye felectmen 

Confidering how yt William hollenworth by feuerell 
loffes by fea Is brought low ye felectmen haue Granted 
liberty to his wiffe to draw beer & fyder & Ipfwch Court 
Allowd of It whyle ye Court at falem 

Thomas Robinfon being Returnd ffrom Dockter knott 
ye felectmen haue Granted him a fortnights time to fee to 
<puid for himfelfe & In Cafe he doth not Then ye felect 
men will take Care to put him out to feruis 

Agreed with ff ran lis Skery || to kepe & mayntayne 
Sarah || lambert & to ffree The Towne from all burden & 
Chardge wt euer during her life In Conlideration of 
w c h ye fayd ffranfis Skery Is to haue ten Akers of land If 
It be ffound Common on this fid Ipfwich high way — but If 
on ye other fyd off ye way Then twenty Aker and Alfo to 
be exempted from his lingle towne Rate during his life ; 
ffor The true pformance of ye aboue fayd premefes ye 
fayd ffranlis Skery doth bynd him felfe his Ares executors 
Admeniftrators & Affigns during ye Life of ye faid Sarah 
lambert 

Witt 8 his hand The 23 2 m0 74 ffrancis Skery 
Wittnes Hen : Bartholmew Joseph Grafton 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 192 

[212] Granted to Georg Keafer liberty to ffell Therty 
trees for bark upon bakers Hand 

William hollensworths wiffe hath liberty Granted her 
till feptember Next before fhe pays her meetting howfe 
Rate In ye mayntime ye towne to fatif fy Jn° ffif ke 

Sarah lambertts Chyld was taken from Thomas Green- 
flyts wiffe & put to Thomas Greens wife ye 27 th of march 
foe yt Thomas Greenflyts wife kepe ye Chyld Juft one 
yeer wont tow days 

Agreed That there lhall be a ffreemens meeting on ye 
2 th day of may being faterday at ten of ye Cloke In ye 
morning for ye election of Gov r : mageftrats & other Gen- 
erall offecers and alfo to Choofe deputys for ye Gene 11 
Court 

The Wayghts & meffurs are deleuered Into Conftable 
Laks hands 6 May 74 

18 th : 3 m0 : 74 

The felect being meett & were prefent 
Major hathom Thomas Lemeer a Jarfyrnan being 

CaptCorwin Receued Into this Jurifdiction Is 

?e r cJ"pr?Me 6W alfo Admitted an Inhabetant Into ye 

Jno Curwin towne for one yeer upon tryall 

Edmund ffeberarys wife Jn° fan- 
ders wife Jn° Normans wife Robertt hodges wife and Jn" 
f iblys wife haue liberty to build a fmale pew In one halfe 
of ye hindermoft feats of ye woemens feats below rouided 
they fett there pew at one end of yt feat & for ye bredth 
not to exeed ye fformer feat 

Capt Curwin Is Ordered to widen ye ffeirft of ye mens 
feats below abought one ffoott & to ffinifh It up & Is to 
be done well — and he is to be payd for ye Coft out of ye 
hundred & twenty pounds dew from Jon ffifke to ye towne 

[213] Att a meetting of ye felectmen ye 23 th of May 
1674 It is Agreed yt mr Jofeph 
Ca 3j t Curwin™ Gardner Richard Leech If rands Nurce 

m a r P bartholmew how are Choffen by ye Towne to lay 

decon Prince ou t land They or any tow of y m are 

Jno Curwin tQ m ^ T QUer Nathjmell p utnam Nath» 

ffelton & Antony Nedoms land & to bring Return to ye 



192 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Towne what Common land they ffind There & m r Barthol- 
mew Is Joynd with ym 

Att a freemans metting ye 1 th of Jun 

Chof fen for Deputys for ye Gen 11 Court Capt Curwin & 
m r henery Bartholmew and declared by ye Conftable yt 
they were Choffen for ye whole yeer 

Att a towne meetting ye 13 th : 4 mo 74 
Choffen for a Jury of tryalls for ye Next Court 
m r keafer 

Jn° Putnam Jn° Norman 

Nicholas maning manaffeh marfton 

Nath 1 Beadle Jn° Williams 

The towne being meett to Confider of mr higinfons 
mayntenance They ffinding It Recorded formerly That 
they are Ingaged to pay mony haue left It to ye felectmen 
to make a Bate Accordingly 

Vpon a motion by Robert ffollett for about 15 Akers of 
land It is left to m r Bartholmew Gedny & ffranfis Nurce 
to Vew ye land and bring Return to ye towne. 

Vpon a motion mayd by Jonathan Curwin to bye a 
fmale pfell of land Neer to m r Gardners brooke It is alfo 
left to mr Gedny & ffraniis Nurce to Vew It & bring Re- 
turn to ye towne 

[214] ffranfis fkery vpon his Requeft to ye towne Is 
Clered from a former bargayne mayd with him about 
farah lambertt, only he hath Ingaged to keep her whyle 
Micchelrnas Next In Confideration of w c h he is to haue 
his town Rate Allowd him 

Att a meetting of ye felectmen 22 th 

Ca^Curwine 11 Jun 1674: being P refent 

m^barthoTmew mr Phelip Cromwell hath taken 

mr Grafton Thomas Robinfon for one yeer as his 

mr Prince fpmpnt 

Jno curwine lenient 

Att a meetting of ye towne ye 15 th of 6 ra0 74 
Thomas Putnam Is Choofen for an eaights man to Joyne 

with ye felect men for making of ye Contry Rate 

Granted to Robett ffollett a fmale pfell of land of ten 

Akers Nere william lhaws & for wt there is more then ten 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 193 

Akers If he hath It to pay to ye towne fiue fhilling an 
Aker In tow yeer after It Is layd out 

Granted to Thomas Green for ye keeping & mayntay- 
ning farah lambertts Chyld whyle lhe Is eaighteen yeres of 
Age all yt pfell of land Neer fain 11 Cutlers & \vt It flails 
fhortt of forty Akers — It Is to be mayd up out of land by 
Jn° Pudnys & ye whole land is fecurety to ye towne for 
ye keeping of ye Chyld during ye time this to be layd out 
by ye layers out 

Voted yt Jonathan Curwin fhall haue that (male pfell 
of land Neer mr Gardners brooke contayning about 220 
Rod & tow men to be Apoynted to lay It out & Agree 
with him for ye price 

[215] 18 th 6™ 74 

Att a meetting of ye felectmen being prefent 

Thomas Clark Is Admitted an In- 
€at Cu a rwin rn habetant Into this towne 

mr Bartholmew Edward berry Jun r Is Admitted an 

mr Grafton Inhabetant Into ye towne 

Jno Curwin Leftenant Putnam to fee yt ye 

bridge ouer Ipfwech Riuer mayd 
fuffetient & also ye bridge at bever Dam be Alfo mended 
by ye end of September : Next. 

fardgent leach & Ifrell Porter are Choffen & Impowred 
to make ye way ffrom Leeches hill to ye horce bridge to 
be mayd fuffetient by ye laft of September Next. 

Jn° Pickering Is joynd with m r Ruke to fee yt all ye 
highways be mended between Thos || Cromwels || Corner 
To ye towne bridge & alfo yt ye way In ye fouth feld be 
mended all to be done by ye laft of feptember Next. 

Att a meetting of ye felect men 22 th : 7 m0 74 

Ther was warrents Given forth to Jn° 
Major hathorn Ruk Jq0 p ickerin? Edward fflint Rich- 

•Capt Corwine i o t -m -n i* 

mr bartholmew ard Leech & Isrell Porter to make futfe- 

mr Grafton tient all those Contry higeways yt ye 

jn^cSwine felectmen were prefented for laft 

Salem Court 

Capt Curwine & m r Bartholmew are delired to Inq r wt 
-veffells are bound for VerGenia & to Agree with any 



19-1 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

mafter for ye Carring away of farah Lambertt for w c h they 
have whole power 

The felectmen having perufed Capt Curwines Accompt 
of difburfments aboute ye fort have determened at ye next 
metting to make a Rate for 

[216] The felectmen finding Nik manning Creftopher 
babedge & Jn° marfton foe bakward In Clering there Rates- 
Comitted to ym doe Refolue & determen yt If there 
Accompts are Not Clered by falem Court Next to Areft ym 
& in r Bartholmew Is Choffen to pfecnt y e fayme 
Conftable Lake ye menefters Rate In mony u 6 d 

Committed to his hands for ye yeer 74, Is 52 : 12 : 08" 

52 - 12 - 84. 

out of wch fum he Is to pay forty eaight 

pounds to m r higginfon y e Remaynder to 

ye felectmen. 
to ye Contry Rate 30 : 10 : 03 

to ye towne Rate 72 : 14 : 05 

M r Richard 

Constable Jn° Cleford menefters Rate mony 
forty eight pound to mr higgenfon ye reft 
ye town 52 : 16 : 09 

Deptt to ye Contry Rate 24 : 16 : 06 

to ye towne Rate 56 : 10 : 07 

& twenty one lhillings more In feverall m 

left out 00 : 18 : 00 



114 : 01 : 10 



Conftable Thomas fflint his menefters Rate 26 : 03 : 09 

Deptt to ye Contry Rate 20 : 01 : 08 

To ye towne Rate 51 : 18 : 07 

C p his Towne Rate by diuers bills payd 22 : 05 : 06 
by ye menefter Rate 40 cords wood and 

mony 2" 18 s 18 : 00 : 00 

to ye Contry 19 : 00 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORD8. 195 

[217] Att a Generall Towne meetting held ye 28 
1 m0 74 Voted that euery man that Is warned by ye ouer- 
feers of ye high way to worke upon ye ways If he deth 
not Apere himfelfe or fend a man fhall forffitt for euery f uch 
Neglect toe f hillings & euery man that hath a team being 
warned as aboue yt doth not Come fhall forffitt for euery 
fuch Neglect fiue f hillings & alfo It Is further Agreed yt 
ye ouerfeers of ye high way have ffull power to Agree with 
all fuch as fhall worke upon ye high ways wt they fhall 
haue p day 

Choffen for ye Grand Jury : Choffen for ye Jury of tryalls 

famuell Gardner fen r m r Ely hathorn 

Bartholmew Gidny Jn° Price 

Nath 1 Putnam Jn° hathorn 

Thomas Rootts Jn° higinfon 

William Trafke ferdgent ffelton 

Jos u Raye Ifrell Porter 

Joseph Hutchefon ffranfis Nurce 

Voted by a full Vote of ye towne that there Is as 
much land Granted upon ye Common or pen at ye uper 
end of m r Bartholmews or Thomas Rootts land for to build 
a New meetting houfe for ye wrfhip of God — And It Is 
left to ye felectmen to lay out ye fayd land 

It Is Agreed by a ffull and fre Vote of ye Towne for 
m r Nikoletts Continuence amongft vs during his life 

The layers out of land are Apoynted to la}- out Rob 
ffolletts land & m r Batter Is alfo Joyned with ym or any 
tow of y m with m r Batter. 

[218] Att a meetting of ye felectmen ye 10 tU 9 me 74 
being prefent 
SgJfcS*?™ A S reed 7* y Q Conftables are to 

mr Grafton fetle there Accompts Next tuefday 

mr Bartholmew & an y m an that doth Not Clere his 

jn r o P Cu D rwin Accompts then to be Arefted ye Next 

Coort 

Agreed that the towne houfe f hall be fett up by the 
priffon & William douton to Rayfe Itt with what fpeed he 
Can 



196 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

ffranf is Nurce being In debt to ye towne fix pownds 8 
f s: he doth Ingadge to pay ye fayd fome In a fortnight In 
f hingles for the Towne howfe at ffifften f hillings q? thou- 
fand, or as tow Indifferent men fhall prize y ra being 
equaly Choffen 

Att a towne meetting 2 th 10 rao 74 

Voted that there fhall be ffiffty pound Ravfed more by 
ye felect men Then was formerly Allowd to Capt. Cur- 
wine 

Voted that M r Norrice f hall have ten pounds Allowd 
him out of ye towne Rate for this prefent yeer It is In 
Confideration of keeping fcoole In his own howfe. 

[219] A lift of fuch as have difburft for ye Towne & 
are to be payd out of This towne Rate mayd ye 24 th of 
ye 10 mo 74 ye fome being 181" : 03 : 07 



by Capt Curwine for difburtfments one ye 








fort formerly 


82 


o s i 


d 4 


more to Capt Curwin for difburft ments & 








his deputyfhip 


17 


03 


00 


m r Norrice a bill : of ten pounds 


10 


00 


• 00 


major Hawthorne fix pounds 


0(3 


00 


: 00 


famuell Verry for killing a wolfe 


01 


10 


00 


Jn° Lvke his bill 


01 


13 


00 


Jn° Pickering 


02 


15 


00 


Thomas Putnam 


03 


00 


00 


m r Batter 


OS 


19 


06 


Jn° Gidny fen r 


01 


00 


07 


Capt Curwin for Will : lord 


03 


05 


00 


m r Norrice 


00 


00 


00 


Edward fflint for mending ways 


03 


05 


06 


Jn° Putnam for mending ye wooden bridge 


00 


17 


00 


by ferdgent Leach & Isrell Porter for mend- 








m g y e highway between froft fifh 








brooke & ye horse bridg 


03 


14 


00 


by Jofeph Gardner 


02 


16 


10 


b}~ mr Grafton & decon prince for mending 








ye highways 


03 


14 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECOKD8. 



197 



by m r Bartholmew for his deputyfhip ye 
yeer 73 : 12" : fs : d : more for deputy- 
fhip this yeer : 7 U : more paid Jn° Green 
22fs 8 d 

Jn° Giles killing a wolfe 

Thomas ffuller & henery Wilkins for killing 
tow woolfs laft march 

ye widdow Pope for killing of tow wolffs 

to Robertt hibard for worke at ye fort 

to m r Gedny 

to a bill to ffranfis fkery for keeping of 
Sarah lambert 

Zakery Marfh Good Greenflet 

to femvll Peckman half towne Rt 



[220] p Contra a lift of bills given 



out 



To major hathorn a bill Tho flint 5 

will lake =1-0-0 || 
to Capt Curwine to Will 6 Lake 
to Capt Curwin to Jn° Clifford 
to Capt Curwin to Tho s fflint 
to m r bartholmew : to J : C : 8" : : : & 

lake : 12 : 
to m r Grafton & decon Prince 
to Jn° Putnam : Tho s flint 
Jn° Giles for a wolfe : Tho s Flint 
Samuell Verry to Tho : flint 
Josepth Gardner J. Cliford 
to Thomas ffuller hen : willkins 
to Thomas fflint Conftable 
to Good : pope - Tho fflint 
to Jn° Ruke - to will : lake 
to m r Gidny to will : lake 
to m r Norrice to will : lake 
to m r Norrice to Jn° Peafe 
to m r Gidny Thomas flint 
to Edward fflint : will : lake 
ffranfis fkery - to Clefford 
to Zak : marfh - to Tho s fflint 
to Samuell Pickman to will : lake 



20 

01 

03 

03 : 

00 : 
01 



02:08 
10: 00 



00 
00 : 
00 : 

09 



01 : 00 
00 : 05 
00 : 04: 



DO 


no 
00 

00 
00 

00 



06 : 00: 00 
40 : 00 : 00 
30 : 00 : 00 
32 : 09 : 04 



20 : 02 : 08 
03 : 10 : 00 

00 : 17: 00 

01 : 10 : 00 



01 : 10 : 00 

02 : 16 : 10 

03 : 00 : 00 

03 : 00 : 00 
01 : 13 : 00 

04 : 00 : 07 

05 : 00 : 00 
05 : 00 : 00 
01 



09: 06 
06 



03 : 05 
01 : 00 : 00 
00 : 05 : 00 
00 : 04 : 06 



03 


14 


00 


02 


10 


00 


04 


10 


00 



198 8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

to Serdgent Leech & Is Portr Tho. flint 

to ffranfis Skery - Creft r babedge 

to M r Batter a bill to will lake 

Jos e Miles Is abayted his towne rate : J : 

C : 00 will lord to Jn° Cliford 07 : 06 : 00 

To William Lord a bill of flue pownds 

toward his looking after ye rneetting 

howfe for ye : yeer : 75 To Thomas 

flint w ch he Refufed to pay 05 : 00 : 00 

to m r Batter a bill to Creftopher babedge 04 : 09 : 06 

[221] Att a rneetting of y e Selectmen : ye 9 th 12 mo 
1674 

It Is Voted yt Capt : Curwin m r Bartholmew & Jn° 
Curwin are Apoynted to lay out a high way Throw ye 
land y t vas f ormrly old Good huchefons - foe as may [ be | 
moft Convenient for ye Inhabetants ye farmers to Come 
to ye rneetting howfe. 

Thomas ffuller fen r Is Resd & Allowed of as an Inhab- 
itant with his whole ffarm belonging to Salem. This Is 
done by his on Confent 

*Thomas ffuller 

Thomas ffuller fen r Is Ingaged to make a fuffetientCart 
way ouer beachy brooke - ye w*h being done he Is to be 
Allowed his whole rneetting howfe Rate that he was for- 
merly Rated 

major hathom ^tt a rneetting of ye felectmen ye 

S'SSSSSew 26* 12 - 74 being prefent Capt 

mr Grafton Curwine & m r Bartholmew being 

JnlTcurwin 06 Choffen to lay outa higway for ye 

Conveniency of ye farmers to Come to 
ye rneetting howfe haue done as ffoll from there rneetting 
howfe a Rod & halfe wide by ye fid of Jofeph hutchefons 
ffence puided It Goos Clere of ye fwamp & from thence 
upon a ftraght lyne to Thomas Putnams orchard & from 
thence a Rod & holfe wide Through Thomas Putnams 
Ground downe to ye New bridg ouer Ipfwch Riuer & a 
Nother way from Nath 1 Ingorfons to ye Corner of Jofeph 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 199 

huchefons fence* & foe by ye meetting howfe foore Rod 
wid & from ye Corner of Joseph hutchefons vp to hadloks 
to meett with ye Contry high way tow pole wide 

[222] 7 l m ° 7 4/5 

The felectmen of falem being Apoynted by ye Gen 11 
Court to deuid ye ffoott Company of falem haue done as 
ffolloweth 

The lower Company There bounds to begin at Jn° 
Prices that fyd of ye lane being there weftermoft bounds & 
foe from Ruben Gupys to Jn° Gupys & foe downward to 
mordekays Neke Joseph Gardner being Apoynted by ye 
Gen 11 Court there Cheefe Comand r 

The other Company to begine there eaftermoft bounds 
irom there weftermoft & foe to take all ye Inhabetants up- 
ward of GlafT houfe North ffields & all others without ye 
feld farms Ryall fyd & all within ye bounds of falem and 
Jofeph Getchell Is Apoynted as a Conftant drum to ye 
vper Company ferdgent leach & fardgent ffelton are 
Apoynted to be of ye Vper Comp ferdgent Pickering & 
ferg fwenerton haue liberty w fb Comp to take alfo m r Gid- 
nys Is Apoynted for a howfe of entertaynmentfor ye uper 
Company 

It Is Agreed that there Is a Generall towne meetting to 
be warnd one fryday being ye 12 th of march 74 : for ye 
Choyce of felectmen & Conftabls & ye faterday ffollowing 
for ye fremen to meett for ye Nomenation of mageftrats & 
Choyce of debutys for ye Generall Court & a Commff for 
ye Carring of ye Votes to ye fhire towne & to make 
Choyce of a County Treffr 

Layd out In ye pen or Comon at ye uperend of Thomas 
Roots his fence for ye fetting of a New meetting howfe 
about 100 ffoot each way leauing a way of one pole wid 
between ye meetting howfe & Thomas Roots his ditch 

Att a Generall Towne meetting held ye 12 th : march 
1674 Choffen for Conftables for this yeer 

The towne have Accepted of Jn° Clifford 
Jno Turner j R ome of Jn° Turner he hauing 

Manaffah Marfton J rn-Tj 

Jno Prokter mayd an Agreement with ye layd Chi ord 

•In the margin, " next mr Baylys." 



200 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[223] Att a GeneraU Towne meetting 7 4/5: 12 tb : 

-J mo. 

ChofTen for felectmen for this yeer 
Major hathorn dockter wells 

Capt: Corwine Nik manning 

Jn° Curwin Ed fflint 

Philip Cromwell 

Voted yt tfranlis Skery Is to be Allowed fiue pounds 
from ye towne for w ch he doth Ingagd to keep farah 1am- 
bertt for one yeer from this day & alfo he Is Allowd 
ffiffty ihillings more for keeping farah lambertt from mic- 
kollmas laft till this day 

Voted yt ye mony lix pownds feueenteen fhillings & 3 d 
ye ouer plofe of m r higenfons debt Is Committed Into ye 
hands of ye felectmen to difpofe of to William Douton 
toward ye building of ye town howfe & deleuered Into 
major hathorns hands 

Voted that the ten Aker lott fformerly Granted to Jn a 
born & fold to old weeks It Is left to ye felectmen to 
order the fayd lot to be layd out In Cafe ther be foe much 
Vacant land there 

There being a petetion prefented by feuerall of ye In- 
habetants Conferning Rams It Is Voted af ffolloweth 

That w* euer Rams are taken upon the Towne Commons 
from the laft of July to ye laft of October ye owners of ye 
fayd Rams are to forffitt for euery fuch defect ten fhillings 
to ye town 

m r faniuell Gardner m r Bartholmew Gedny & ffranf is 
Nurce being Apoynted to fell a pfell of land for ye paying 
of m r higenfons debtts haue done Accordingly & ye towne 
haue excepted of there Accompt 

[224] Att a ffreemens meeting ye 13 th : 1 m0 : 74/5 
Choffen for a Conunifi r to Carry ye Vots to m r Gidnys & 
meett ye reft of ye Commifl r m r Jonathan Curwin 

m r Batter & William Brown Jun r are Choffen deputys 
for ye Gen" Court for this prefent yeer 

(To be continued.) 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 201 

Att a meetting of ye felectmen ye 15 th : l m0 : 1674/5. 

Nathanell ffelton & Antony buxfton are to 

Ca^Curwin™ fee ^ a11 ye ff ences * n tne North ffeeld are 
Jno Curwin to be mayd up by the 1 th of Aperill 

Philip Cromwell Edward fflint & Jofuah buffum are 

Nik manning ~, rr . r „ „ 

Ed: fflint Choffen for furveyers of ye ffences for ye 

fouth ffeeld & to fee yt they are fuffetient- 

ly mayd vp & Inclofed by ye 1 th of Aperell 75 

Jn° Looms & famuell Gelkin are ChofTen furveyors of 
fences for ye Glaffhowfe & all ffences without ye North 
ffeeld & to fee all Inclofed by ye 1 th of Aperell : 75 

Thomas Gardner & William Curtice are Choffen for 
fervoy 13 of fences from the Towne bridge to mordykoys 
Neke & to fee that all ffences are mayd vp & Inclofed by 
ye 1 th Aperell 75 & foe 

It Is Agreed that all ffences within ye limits of faleni 
are to be mayd vp & fuffetiently Inclofed by ye 1 Aperel 
75 

It Is ordered yt the order mayd ye laft yeer Conferning 
fwine It to be obferued this prefent yeer In euery pt of It 
& Ruben Guppy & Jn° Glouer are Apoynted & Iiupowrd 
to fee to ye execution of this order 

Nath 1 beadle & Jn° horn are Choflen feelers of Leather 
for this yeer & ye Conf table to bring yrn befor major ha- 
th orn to have ym fworn 

[225] Jn° Clifford Is excepted of by the Towne as 
Conftable In the Roome of Jn° Turner 

Att a meetting of ye felectmen the 10 th : 2 m0 75 

It Is ordered that a Towne meetting be 
Major hathorn Apoynte( j on ye l~t th 2 mo for to Confid r of 
Capt: Curwine . , -or e r i» • r 

fome way for ye Rayiing of nr higinfons 

mayntenance for this yeer & to geue the felectmen 
Inftruktions 



ZU2 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Jn° Pickering Is Choffen to take Care abought ye feal- 
ing of wayghts & tueff r for that yere According to law 

major hathorn & Jn° Curwin are Apoynted to fee to 
all famelys from Tho s Cromwells to ye Town bridge that 
there Chiledren & fervents are tought According to law 

Capt Corwin & dockter wells are Choffen for ye fayme 
worke from ye Town bridge all upward 

mr Nekelett Phelep Cromwell Nik manning & Edward 
flint are Choffen for ye fayme worke for all famelys from 
Tho Cromwell Corner downward 

The felectmen haue Apoynted Capt : Curwine m r lam- 
uell Gardner Capt Gardner Leftenant Putnam & Philip 
Cromwell To fetle ye lyne between us & Lin from ye Con- 
try highway at ye uperend of ye Great Pond from ye 
bound tree there upon a dyrekt lyne to a tree In the mid- 
dle of ye Hand In mr. humpherys pond & from Thence to 
ye feuen mens bounds & foe to ye Great Riuer 

[226] Att a meetting of ye Towne ye 17 th 2 m0 75 
The felect men haue ye fayme powre that ye felectmen had 
In the yeer 68 

The felectmen are Alfo Impowred to make a Rate for 
mr higenfon of eeight fcore pounds for this prefentyeer & 
thofe that pay mony fhall haue a quarter pt abated ye 
Rate to be payd according to Law 

Voted that ye felect men haue powre Giuen to fuw any 
that are Indebted to ye town wheather Conftables or 
others 

Granted to mr famuell Gardner fen r ten Akers of land 
In fome place where It may be letle prejeduce to ye towne 
to haue It layd out & make Return to ye towne the next 
meetting for there Aprobation of ye place 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 203 

Att a meetting of ye felectmen 4 th may 75 
menaffah marfton Conftablo Is dep" to mr 
higginfons Rate 70-15-00 

whereof he Is to pay to mr higginfon fixty 
eeight 6fs 5 d & ye Remaynder to ye felect- 
men or there order 70 - 07 - 10 

m r Richard Croad hath liberty from the felectmen to 
draw beere and Cider 

Jerimiah neal and Richard Croad were choofen as fur- 
veyrs from the bridge to daniell Rumballs, and Thomas 
Rootes and daniell Rumball for furveyors of ye highways 
from his houfe to ye poynt of Rocks 

Jn° Cleford Conftable Is dep" to mr hig- 
ginfons Rate 65: 7:10 whereof he Is to 
pay to mr higginfon Tl 1 : 05 : 11 & ye Re- 
may ndr to ye felectmen or order 74 : 05 : 11 

Jn° Prokter Conftable Is dep" to mr hig- 
ginfon 19 1 : 04 s : 9 d & ye & ye Remaynder 
to pay to ye felectmen or order — ye whole 
Is 22:13:04 

27: 13: 06 

[227] The felectmen haue Apoynted fix men to work 
euery night & for ye Conftables to fee they Come ffitted 
according to law 

Agreed with william lord To Continew In Ringing ye 
bell & taking Care aboute ye meetting howfe according to 
ye fereft Agreement mayd with him — his time begining 
ye 26 Aperill 1675 

Att a towne meetting ye 19 th may 75 
Chofen for a Jury of tryalls For a Jury of Tryalls 

Bartholmew Gidny November Court 1675 

Timothy Lindell Samuell Gaydner fen. 

Jn° hathorn Edward wollard 

hilard Verren nathaniell beadle 

Jeams brown Elias mafon 

ferdyent felton Edward bridges 

Ed : flint Ifaack Cooke 

Mr Jonath : Curwin Eliazer Giles 

To Constable John Procter 



201 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att a Meeteing of y e Selectmen 5 July 1675. We heare- 
ing of a Compla't made for ye Defect of a fufficient Coun- 
try Highway about or nere the ffulling Mill, Doe there- 
fore Require you in his Majestys name, To Imprefse foe 
many men as are fufficient for ye dew Reperation of it 
before ye 15 of this Instant Moth of July And you are 
farther ordered to prefse Eli Giles as ouerfeer of the 
Sayd worke W m Hathorne fen r 

George Corwin 
Phillip Cromwell 
Daniel Welde 
Edward fflint 
True Coppy. 
At a Towue meetting ye 22 th : ll mo 75 Voted that mrs 
Gardner fhall be payd her Chardge difburft upon ye Com- 
mittee about mr higinfon & mr Nikolett. 

26 th 5 mo 75 
[228] "Whereas we Resd a warrent from y e Treff r 
for ye making of a Contry Rate of 144 : 18 : 10 we have 
mayd It being, a double Rate 

Conftable manaffah marfton his Contry 
Rate for 75 dep tt 62:09:06 

Jn° Cliford Conftable his Contry Rate 56 : 13 : 00 

Jn° Prokter Conftable his Contry Rate 45 : 13 : 02 

at a meetting of ye town ye 31 st of Auguft 75 
Leftenant Putnam Is Choffen an eaight man or Comiif r 
for ye making of ye Contry Rate 
22: 7 mo 75 

Dauid ffoge Is Admitted an lnhabetant of this towne 
William Web Is Admitted an lnhabetant Into ye towne 
Jeams_Powland Is Choffen and Apoynted Gunner of ye 
Towne for the manneghing & ordering of the _Great__Ar- 
tijlery to fee that ye Guns are mayd ffitt for farvice and 
all things there to belonging According to law And Na- 
than 11 Pickman fen r Is her^by_difchardgd from^that office 

[229] Atta meetting of ye felectinen the 11 th ll mo 75 
mr. Neale Is Admitted an lnhabetant of The Towne & to 
haue ffree Commanadge, Jinkin Williams Is alfo Admit- 
ted an lnhabetant Into ye Towne 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 205 

Georg Ingarfon & ffamely are alfo Admitted as inhabe- 
tants 

matha barton Georg Ingarfon Jun r 

Goodwife f tan ford Arter hewes 

Edward fheaner Goodman filbs 

Jn° Elfon lymon bouth 

Jn° Ingerfon waiter penewell 

Jn° Wallis Gyles Ebbens 

Walter mear Jn° fkillin 

Arter wormffced Elyzabeth walfeeld 

william ffroft humphery Cace 

The Seuerall psons aboue mentioned are admitted dure- 
ing y e time of y e Ind Warrs according to Law 

Thees pfons aboue Named being driuen ffrom there 
habetations by the Barbados heathen are Admitted as 
Inhabetants Into ye Towne they moft of y m Afferming 
they haue (puetion for y m felfes & famelys for one yeer 

* 11 th : ll mo : 75 Conftable Cleford Re- 

mayns Dep ttr to ball his Rates for y e yeer 74: 35 : 05: 01 

* 11 th : ll mo : 75 Conftable Lake Re- 
mayns Dep ttr to ballance his Rates for ye 

yeer 74 40 : 03 : 04 

ll mo 75 Conftable babedge Remyns 
dep" to ye Towne for 73 10 : 00 : 02 

Res d f M r Batters : 2: 11: 1676 04 : 10 : 00 

2: 11: 1676 Res d $, abatements: peter 
Harny : 3 s Richard Lechar 4: 6: Rich; Mab r : 
8:8: Joseph ffowler 10 s Jere Buttman 8 s 01 : 14 : 02 



06: 04: 02 



[230] Att a meetting of y e felectmen ye 14 th : 12 mo 75 
Humphrey woodbery fen r hath taken old Goodwife hol- 
lenworth Into his Cuftodye and doth Ingadge to keepe her 
foe long as They Hue and are Able, but In Cace they dye 
or difinabled by any Puedence of God, That then ye fayd 
Goodwife hollenworth Is to be Owned as an Inhabetant 
of This Towne 
•Crossed out. 



206 SALEM TOWN KECOED8. 

It being left to y e felectmen to lay out a 10 Aker lott 
formerly granted to Jn° born [horn ?] & fold to old weeks 
It Is left to Phelip Cromwell Edward flint & Jn° Curwin|| 
& Nek maningH to lay out ye fayme 

Nikolas manning d r to m r William Brown 1 fs d 
fen r for ye meneftr Rate 1672 70 : 00 : 00 

C" fi diuers pticulers wch M r Brown owns 57 : 08 : 01 



12:11:11 



Reft dew to m r brown fen r upon ye meneftr 1 fs d 

Rate 12:11:11 

And There Remayns dew to ball ye Towns 

Accompt with ye ouer plus of M r higinfons 

Rate w ch Is fiue pound 14 : 12 : 08 

C" by defburftments upon ye meetting 

houfe 2:19:00 

Richard Prythritch Is Admitted as an Inhabetant Into 
the towne mary Inglifh hath liberty to fitt In y e feate In 
ye Gallery where Jof wards wife fitts 

Jn° Procto r Constable is D r to his propor- 1 s d 
tion of y e Seauen great rates 238 : 14 : 06 

[231] Conftable Cleford Is Dr to the feven ' 1 fs d 
Great Rates 1675 his <pportion of It Is 344: 06 : 6 

Conftable Marfton Dr to the feven Great 
Rates 1675 his (Pportion of Is 419 : 16 : 00 

Reckoned with Conftable Clefford the 
7 th March 1675/6 and there Remayns *10 : 02 : 10 

Dew to Cap" Curwin and to the Towne 04 : 01 : 06 

Reckoned with Jn° Peafe the 7 th March 
1675 and there Remayns dew to ye Towne 09: 11 : 07 
& dew to Cap" Curwin upon The meneftr 
Rate 02:04:00 

Reckoned with Conftable Lake the 7 th 
March 1675 & there Remayne dew to Cap" 
Curwin for ye Towne Rate 29 : 04 : 00 

*this is the remained of wt was due for ye year: 1674: 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 207 

Reckoned with Jn° marfton y e 7 th month 
1675/6 & There Remayns dew upon the 
meneftr Rate 22: 16: 04 

William Lord Dr foi 1 bill to Conaable 
Cleford 5: 0: 

to MenafTah Marfton w ch Is for Ringing 
the bell for ye year 75 3:0:0 

Cap tn Jn° Corwiue, M r Philip Cromw 11 Ed w Flint & 
Nicholas : Maning being appointed to Lay out a 10 achor 
Lott to Jn° Archer, haue pformed y e same 12 mo 1675 

[232] Att A Generall Towne meetting held y e 20 th 
March 1675/6 : Choasen for Selectmen vs 

Cap tn George Corwine : 
M r Edm Batters : 
Cap tn John Corwine : 
M r William Browne Jun r : 
Corporall Jn° Puttnam : 
E 1 * Jn° Pickring : 
John Price: 
Choasen for Constables : 

Timothy Lyndell : refufeing to Serue pd : 5 1 : mony 
Abraham Cole: 
Eliaz r Giles 
Att A Towne meeting held y e 24 th March 1675/6 Jn° 
Cromwell: Choasen Constable. Butt refuseing to Serue 
pd : fiue pounds mony 

Att a towne meeting held y e 29 th March 1676 Sam 11 
Archer : Choasen Constable : M r Eliaz r Hauthorn : Choasen 
Comifsion r to Veiw y e Line, w lh respect to a genr" fortifi- 
cation 

Att a generall towne meeting held y e 14 th Apr" 1676 
Sam 11 Archer, refuseing to Serue as Constable y e towne 
fined him fiue pounds payable In mony Jn° Ing r son sen r 
Choasen Constable Butt refuseing to Serue, hee pd fiue 
pounds mony 

Henry: Scerry Jun r : Choasen Constable whoe accepts 
y e same. In Consideration whereof y e s d Scerry is allowed 
^ y e towne y e Sum of fiue pounds y e aboue s d Sum is pd 
to y e s d Scerry In money. 



208 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[233] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 15 th Aprill : 
1676 : being p r sant: 

John : Price Choasen to keep y e towne 
Oap^George Cor- booke for this year. 
Mr Ed m Batters: M r Joseph : Grafton Sen' Choasen Sealer 
Cap* Jno : Corwine: f we ights & measures, for this year. 
Mr W-Browne ^ Qrdrd by ye g electmeQ of y6 towne . 

Eds: Jn« Pickring That all Swine y* goe in y e towne 
John Price: Comon, y* are aboue two months old, 

shall bee sufficiently ringed, by y e 18 th of Aprill 
& Soe to bee kept ringed, on y e penality of 12 d *$ 
day for neglect thereof, & to bee sufficiently yoaked by 
y e 14 th of May next Ensueing on y e same penalty, & Ru- 
ben : Guppy & Jn° Bligh : are appointed to see y e execu- 
tion of this ord r for y e year Ensueing, alsoe Ensighn Jn° 
Pickring & Tho : Flint Jun r are appointed Surveyors, of 
the fences belonging to y e Southfeild & marshall Scerry & 
Jn° Pease Sen r for y e fences belonging to y e north feild & 
Joseph Boyce Jun r & Daniell : Southwick, for y e fences 
from Traskes all w th out y e north neck & Rich rd Sibly & 
Edm : Bridges, for y 6 fences from y e towne bridge by 
Good™ Meachams to y e Lower End of y e towne 

Its ord rd y l y e free men of this towne bee warned to 
meet on Wensday next y e 19 th of this Instant, for y e Elec- 
tion of majestrates & other generall officers & for y e 
Choyce of deputies for y e generall Court. 

Graunted to Elisha Cuby, a warrant for y e Imprefsing 
of men to help to Sett up his fence y 4 was burnt 

[234] Agreed With : Walter : Scinn r to keep y e Cowes 
or Cattle Whoe is to begin y e 24 th Aprill 1676 & to End 
y e 24 th octob r & is to prouide a Sufficient Lad to afsist 
him In y e same, & In Consideration whereof hee is to bee 
allowed four shillings *§ head, }/% money y e other two-thirds 
In goods & prouisions, from y e owners of Such Cowes [or 
Catle] as hee keeps : & hee is to take Sesonable & Speedy 
Care y* Such Cowes [or Cattle] as are or shall bee att any 
time Lost, to Look them up & bring them home. 
y e marke of 
Walt r V Scinn 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 209 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y 6 18 th of April 1676 

being p r sant 

SftL 6 ™ £°' wine: Constables, Eliazer Giles is D r to his 
M'Ed ra Batters: ,. , ... TT . ,. 

CaptJnoCorwine: proportion of M r Hlg- h 8 d 

Mr w m Browne ginsons rate 25: 03- 07 

Ens' Jno Pickring + A , braham = C ° Ie » £' 
Jno Price to his proportion of M r 

Higginsons rate 72 : 13 : 02 

Henry : Scerry Jun r is D r to his propor- 
tion of M r Higginsons rate 73 : 09 : 00 



"171: 05: 09 

Elz : Giles to pay y e minisf 23 : 00 : 00 

y e rest to y e towne is 02 : 03 : 00 

Abraham : Cole to pay y e minst r 68 : 10 : 00 

The rest payable to y e towne 04 : 03 : 02 

Henry : Scerry Jun r to pay minsf 68 : 10 : 00 

y e rest payable to y e towne is 04 : 19 : 00 

Att a meeting of y e freemen y e 19 th of Aprill 1676 
Choasen for deputies for y e Generall Court The year En- 
sueing Cap tn George: Curwine M r Henry : Bartholmew 

[235] Att A meeting of y e Select men this 20 th of 

Aprill 1676 : being p r sant 
Captn George Cur- Manafses : Marston Constable for y e 
MrEdnTondBatters: y ear 1675 : is D r to y e li s d 

Cap tn Jno Curwin ministers rate w th y e ou r 
Mr W^B rowne p i us 70:07: 10 

John Price Res<1 V> ™ l lie e hath p* 

M r Higginson 66 : 15 : 00 



Rest Due "03 : 12 : 10 

Res d for seuerall men y* are dead & gon, & others y l 
y e Selectmen see reason to abate w th his owne rate w ch 
ball this acc tt to this day 03 : 12 : 10 

Jn° Barton is admitted as an Inhabitant : 

John: Mungy & Sam 11 Pike: are admitted to Sojurne 
here dureing y e time of y e Ind u Warr according to Law : 

Its ord rd by y e selectmen y* the three Constables doe 
attend att y e three great doores of y e meeting house euery 



210 SALEM TOWN EECORDS. 

Lords Day, att y e End of Sermon, boath forenoone & 
afternoone, & to keep y e doores fast & suffer none, to 
goe out before y* whole Exercise bee Ended, unlefs itt 
bee Such as they Conceiue have necefsary occation, & to 
take notice of any such as shall p r sume to goe foarth as 
aboues d & p r sent their names as y e Law directs. 

Its ord rd by y e Selectmen y l all y e boys of y e towne, are 
& shall bee appointed to sitt upon y e three paire of staires 
In y e meeting house on y e Lords day: & W m Lord is ap- 
pointed to Look to y e boyes y l sitt upon y e pulpitt staires 
& for y e other staires Ruben Guppy is to Look to & ord r 
soe many of y e boyes as may bee Conueniant & If any are 
unruly to p r sent their names as y e Law directs : 

28 : 2 Ruben Guppy is alsoe further ord rd to keep y e 
doggs out of y e meeting house: & In Consid r ation of y* 
p r mises hee is is allowed his whole Rates for y e year 
Ensueing : 

[236] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen This 28 th Aprill 
1676 : being p r sant 
9^ v l^°^' m Its ord rd by y e Selectmen: y 1 M r Ed m 

Mr Fd m Batt er * 

Cap* JnoCurwin: Batters & M r W m Browne Jun r doe 
Mr\v m Brown Junr: vvarne y e new baker to depart y e towne, 
Jno Pkkring & prohib i tt Tho : Cromwell Entertaine- 

John Price . V . . 

ing y e s d Baker in his house, on penalty 
y* y e Law prouides: 

W m Lord is appointed this year to ring y e bell sweap 
y e meeting house & dig y e graues, upon y e same tearmes 
as form r ly, & his time begins y e 26 th of this Instant Aprill : 

It is ord rd by y e selectmen y* M™ Bridge shall sett In 
y e next seat behind y e woemens pewes In y e meetinghouse 

Henry : Scerrie Jun r his wife is appointed to sett w th 
Good w Roots 

Att a Generall towne meeting held y e of Aprill 1676 
Choasen for Jury of Trialls for y e next June Court: 
M r Joseph: Grafton sen r Corpr 1 Jn° Puttnam : M r Neb : 
Willoughby M r Jn° Turner Jn° Williams M r Jn° Grafton 
M 1 Philip Cromwell : 

The Select men haue y e same power graunted them as 
they had y e Last year : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 211 

The remoneing of y e prisson & setling of itt In another 
place is wholey Left to y e Selectmen 

Itt is alsoe Left to y e Selectmen to agree w th any for 
y e finifhing of y e towne house : 

Francis : Scerry hath taken Sarah Lambert for y e year 
Ensueing upon y e same tearmes as hee did y e Last year : 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 8 th June 1676: Being 
p r sant : 
Cap* Jno Car^in: Then Agreed w th Benjamin Felton to 
Mr w m Brown Junr sett y e prison upon his ground in his 
CorprJnoPuttnam: gar den, w ch shall stand there Soe Long 
Jno Trice ° - ' , T ° 

as y e towne see meat, or soe Long as y e 

s d prison shall Last, In Consideration whereof Good™ Fel- 
ton is to haue forty shillings p d him by y e towne, & y e 
propriety of y e s d ground, after to belong to him & his 
heires, as before :_Ben: Felton is abated his Last yeares 7 
||grt|| rates 



[237] 8:4: 1676 Graunted to M r Eliazer: Haw- 
thorne a bill for twenty shillings In money, To his father, 
out of y e towne stock, for his Charges as a Comifsioner to 
Vew y e Line for fortification ^ ord r of y e Councill. 

M r Daniell King, upon his request to y e Selectmen is 
approued of, for y e keeping a house of publique entertain- 
ment to sell Wine, bear &c tr In towne 

Jn° Guppy is abated ten shillings of his Last yeares 7 
great rates allowed manafeth marston 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen : This y e 19 th June 1676 : 

,, m j t, ^ being p r sant: 

M"- Edmond Batt" ~ s r , , . n t^ij^t 

Capt Jno Corwin Graunted to: George Dorland: To 

CorpriiJnoPatnam: Sell bear & Sider to trauellers. 
Jn° Price: Agreed w th Jn° Marston Jun r to re- 

moue y e prifson Into Benjamin : Feltons garden : & to new 
Soar y e s d prifson according to y e direction of y e Select- 
men. In Consideration whereof y e s d Marston is to 
haue fifteen shillings In money, or twenty If hee finde him- 
self Soe much a Loaser : 

Att a towne meeting y e 5 th 9 th 1676 Choasen for Grand 
ury, for y e year Ensueing : Left" Tho : Putnam : Sergeant 



212 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Nath: Felton Serg n Fuller: Francis Scerry: Tho Roots: 
Ed w Flint M r white Tho : Rix : 

Choasen for Jury of Trialls for Nouemb r Court M r Jo- 
seph: Grafton: M r Timothy Lendoll: Jeremiah: Neale: 
Daniell : Andrews M r Eliaz r Hawthorn M r Ed m Groues 
Ed w Bridges : 

M r Jn° Ruck is Choasen for y e 8 th man or Comision 1 " 
to Joyne w th y e Selectmen to make y e Country rate 

[238] Att a Meeting of y e selectmen y e 10 th 9 th 1670 
Being P r sant 
Ca r p^ Jno B c a ";in Graunted to : Benjamin Felton a bill 

Mr w m BrownJunr of forty shillings to Constable Abraham : 

Jnf Price"^ C ° le ' P a y able 0Ut ° f ?* 0Ur P lufs ° f ^ 

great rates, w ch is In Consideration of 
y e prison standing on his ground, according to a form r 
agreement made w th him by y e Selectmen.* 

10 : 9 Then : Agreed w th Arther : Hughes : to bee 
bell man for y e towne, from this p r sant time to y e first of 
May next : V s That y e s d Hughes shall begin to take his 
walk about ten of y e Clock att night, from y e bridge to 
Henry Moifes his house, pafsing through all y e streets & 
Lanes w th in y e Circumferance of y e towne, to giue notice 
of y e time of night, w* weather &c tr according to Cus- 
tome & to take Speciall Care to p r uent fire, & any disord 1 " 
In y e night, by giueing timely notice thereof : , and to 
Continue y e s d pambulation vntill break of day : In Con- 
sideration whereof, y e Select men haue agreed to pay to 
y e s d Hughes fiue pounds out of y e towne rate, & In Case 
y* hee manage y e businefs to satisfaction, It is Left to y 8 
Selectmen to giue him more not Exceeding twenty shil- 
lings : 

W m Lake is allowed by y e Select men to Sell bear & 
Sider Vntill next March Ensueing : 

M r Jn° Hawthorne & M r Nehemiah Willoughby are ap- 
pointed ouerseers of y e high Ways, from y e Bridge to An- 
drew : Woodbry his house : 

•II: 9 alowed Coale. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 213 

13 : 9 : 1676 Constable Eliaz r : Giles is D r : 
To : y e ten great rates his proportion to y e 1 s d 
Country is 240 : 00 : 00 

To :y e ouerplus In s d rate payable toy e towne 027 : 18 : 00 



267 : 18 : 00 



Dr. To y e Six great rates his 

proportion to y e Conn- li s d 
try is 125 : 00 : 00 

To y e ou r plus In s d rate 
payable to y e towne is 012 : 16 : 06 



137 : 16: 06 

405 : 14 : 06 
To Seuerall psons y* hee hath added 
to his Coppy of rates w ch is not in 
ye originall 

[239] 13 : 9 : 1676. Constable : Abraham : Cole is D r 

li s d 
To : his proportion of y e ten great rates 380 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ouerplus In s d rates payable to y e 

towne 074 : 08 : 00 



D r To : his proportion of y e 

Six rates payable to y e li s d 
Country is 200 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates 

payable to y e towne 022 : 08 : 00 



454 : 08 : 00 



222 : 08 : 00 



" 676 : 16 : 00 

Constable : Henry : Scerry Jun r D r 
To : his proportion of y e ten great rates : li s d 

payable to y e Country: 380 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates, payable to ye 

towne 038 : 04 : 00 



418 : 04 : 00 



214 8ALKM TOWN BECORDS. 

D 1 To : his proportion of y e 

six rates payable to y e li s d 

Country : 185 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plufs In s d rates 

payable to y e towne : 018 : 12 : 00 

203 : 12 : 00 



11 621 : 16 : 00 
Memorandum : 

That : Major : W m Hawthorn hath Left In his hands 
thirteen pounds In mony, belonging to y e towne : res d & 
Laid out, for bulletts part: and remoueing y e Towne 
house, w th other Charges as ^ ace" 

Graunted to M r Ed w Norrice : three 

Pd ? y °iow VSm P ounds for y° Vse of his house about fif " 

in his Acct 6 im teen months fj y e watch : & bill giuen him 

for y e Same to Constable Abraham Cole 

Ace" of Abatements out of y e aboues d rates y e seuerall 

psons are as followeth vs 

Jn° Putnam twenty shillings ~1 

Jsatbaniell Puttnam twenty shillings I all alowed 

Jn° Huchison eighteen shillings [ to Ely Geoyls 

Jn° Fuller Eighteen shillings J 

Docto r Weld : twenty shillings 

Jn° Swinerton fifteen shillings 

Simon Horn fifteen shillings 

Andrew: Woodbry : twenty shillings 

Jn° Smith all his rates : allowed Ely Geoyls 

25 : 10 : 76 Cap tn W m Hawthorne twenty Shillings 

[240] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen 

Mr Ed* Batters: y e 2 ^ 1Q th 1676 . beinR p r gant . 

Cap* Jno Curwin: ^ -, n t n r> * ■ • i. j u 

Mr w m Browne Jr Corporall : Jn° Putnam is appointed by 
Corprii jnoPutna™ y e Selectmen, & fully Impowred to prose- 
L:^Jno Pickrmg: CU £ e an ac ti 0I1 Comensed against Nicho- 
las: Maning y e next County Court held 
at Ipswich, for w* hee is Indebted to y e towne by bill und r 
his hand : 

M r Lindoll is appointed to sett In y e fore gallery In y e 



SALEM TOWN EECORD8. 215 

meeting house, where hee now Vseully setteth, & his 
Wife In y e fore pew where her mother was formerly- 
placed : 

Agreed w th W m Dounton, by y e Selectmen y* hee 6hall 
haue nine pounds out of y e towne rates for his building 
y e woemens two fore pews In y e meeting house, & this to 
bee a finall Ifsue of y e Same: five pounds of ittord rd to 
M r Batters & four pounds to Cap* George Curwin 

Ace" of Some goods Left In y 8 hands of M r Jn° Gedny 
sen r : res d from M r Philip Cromw 11 
Imp : To : 4 wooden trayes 

To : 1 remnant of Ireish Cloth ab* 4 or 5 yds 
To : 3 duz Collers : & 4 d J^ bellipeices: 
To : 1 p r french fatt shooes : 
To : 1 Splitf & Cutt throat: 
1677 To : 1 p r of screwes : Vallued att 50' : 

Att a Meeting of y e Selectmen : 2 nd January 1676 Be- 
ing p T sant : 
rJin T;„ B A^fn • M r Batt" is D r to y e towne fifteen shil- 

Cap tn Jno Curwin: J 

Mr w m Browne lings w cn hee is oblidged to pay for to ball 11 
Jun. r Jn° W ms ace" & for Cristopher : Bab- 

Jno Price ° S: bidge : four pounds ten shillings 

p d f acc tt 
W m Dounton Cred r : 
By : building y e towne house frame eighteen 

pds & plank & worke upon y e prifson 19 : 07 : 00 
Dr. f Major Hawthorne 05 : 17 : 00 

^ M r W m Browne Sen r 05:00: 00 
f a bill to Nh Ing r sons 05 : 10 : 00 



16 : 07 : 00 
03 : 00 : 00 

[241] 2 : January 1676 W m Dounton Cred r 

By : balls of ace" brought from ye li 8 d 
oth r Side 03 : 00 : 00 

to be alowed jy ™ . bm <r rau nted to Con- 

M Marston , Y • & 

of this 25s stable Cole & Marston for 

& alowed y e aDO ues d Sum : 03 : 00 : 00 

Abr. Coale 35s Jq0 pease . g Dr 



216 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

To : ball" of y e townes ace" 1673 09 : 11 : 07 

To : ball 8 of y e ministers rate 02 : 04 : 00 



" 11 : 15 : 07 



Cred r f mony 36 s : & 5 s In goods p d Capt 

George Curwin w ch is 2 : 13 : 00 2 : 13 : 00 



Rest due 09 : 02 : 07 
Res d "B, bill Charged payable 

debtr upon balls 05 : 00 : 00 

of ace" 08: 01^05 ^ abatements : y e widdow 
^'ieateffor^rd Barny Sam 11 Nurfs & Tho : 

Allexand r 01:01:2 06 : 01 : 02 



. Rest 03 : 01 05 
Cap tn George Curwin is D r 
To : w* Jn° Pease hath ou r pd him In y e ministers rate : 
nine shillings — 9 s — The aboues d nine shillings p d In y e 
acc tt made up w th Cap 1 Corw[in] 

Constable : Tho : Flint is D r 
To y e ball 3 of y e Country rate due to y e 

towne 01 : 00 : 00 

To : balls of y e ministers rate haueing pd 

M r Higginso 11 22 d Rest due 04 : 03 : 09 

To : y e towne rate 51 : 18 : 07 



lj 57 : 02:04 
Res d ^ Seuerall bills as appeares ^ y e town 
booke 22 : 05 : 06 

^ receipt from Cap 1 G. Curwin 10 : 11 : 08 



32 : 17 : 02 



Rest due is 
Res d "<$ Seuerall abatments as ^ List giuen 
In allowed Sjj} ye Selectmen 



Res d ^ timb r & worke upon y e great guus 

Rest due 19 : 02 : 03 



24 

4 


05 

08 


02 
11 


19 

00 


16 
14 


03 
00 







06 


08 


00 


03 


03 


00 






4 01 


15 


00 04 


18 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 217 

Francis Nurfs is D r 

By bill 
Res d $ 4 ra 2 C shingles 
f 14 d worke 6 foot of wood &c 

Rest due is 01 : 10 : 00 

10 : 1 : 1676/7 : Res d f 2 m shingles putt Into M r Batt" 

orchard w th y e form 1 pc 11 01 : 10 : 00 

Isack Cooke is D r to y e towne 01 : 15 : 00 

Res d p r paid to Jn° Higginfon 35" in wood w ch is alowed 

p r s d Higinfon in his Acc° 1678 

[242] 2 : January 1676 Graunted to Lef* Puttnam 
a bill of twenty shillings upon Jn° Procter : w ch is for y e 
Vse of his bull y e year 1675 

Res d of Jn° Clifford $ receip' from Cap* Curwin : 26 B * 
Acc tt of Seuerall psons whoe are abated of their rates as 
followeth Vs 



Glasi r Brownes Widdow : 


20" 


Joseph: Huchison: 


15 alowed Ely Geoyles 


Ed w Wharton 


20 


Good m Huchison Sen r 


08 alowed Ely Geoyles 


Rob : Stoane If rated to y e 




minister : 


10 s If not nothing 


Michae" Chapleman: 


15 


James Shaw : 


10 



M r Barthol m upon Last year 59 s is allowed manafeth 
marston in Ace* 

Att a Meeting of y e selectmen y e 11 th January 1676 
Being P r sant as ^ margent 
top? Jno enrwin Graunted, a bill of fiue pounds, upon 

Mr w m BrownJunr Jn° Pease, to bee p d unto M r W m Browne 
Jno Pickring j UD r f or ace « f y^m Lo rd belrinsjer : 

Jno Price This bill not paid : 

Manaffes: Marston: Jn° Bullock: Ed w Flint & Ed w 
Bridges, are appointed & Impowred ouerseers of y e towne 
Commons w th respect to y e felling of young wood Con- 
trary to a form r act of y e towne, & to p r sent y e names of 
Such, as they shall find guilty of breach of y e s d form r 
ord r to y e Selectmen from time to time : 

•Crossed out. 



218 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Jn° Swinerton is abated all his rates for this and y e 
Last year Except twenty shillings : 

Att a Meeting of y e Selectmen y e 20 th 12 th 1676: 

Mr Edm Batters Bein S ^ Smt M * Mer g ant : ~ 

Capt j n o cSSrin Graunted to M r Ed m Batters, for his 

Mr w m Browne deputyship for y e year 1675 : 12 weeks : 

Jn° Puttnam ten P ounds : 10:00: 00 

jn° Pickring Graunted to M r W m Browne Jun r for 

jn° Price his deputyship for y e year 1675 : 13 

weeks eleaue pound 11 : 00 : 00 

Graunted to M r Henry : Bartholomew for 
Posted forward Ms deputyship : y e year 1676 : as mony : 61i: 
& ^ a 8 s : 10 d makes 08 : 10 : 08 

The Selectmen haue agreed to meet upon y e 15 th of 
March next : to Call y e form 1 Constables to acc tt to bring 
In acc rts of disburstments upon y e poore Est waTd people & 
w* Elfs may fall In 

[243] 20 th 12: 1676/7 Anthony : Dike is abated his 
rates for this year 

Att a Meeting of y e Selectmen y e 5 th March 1676/7 
„ T. Jm t, n Being p r sant as ^> margent : 

Mr Ed m Batters: -»f r Wm r> a r • t\ t j 

Capt Jno Curwin: M r W m Browne Sen r is Dr : h s d 
Mr w m Browne For his towne Rate : 1674 : 08 : 00 : 00 

Jno Snam T^f™ G™*®* ?£* pounds Res* 

jno pickring f his Acc° alowed in 77 : 7 U : 1 B : 3 d 

Jno Price Reckoned w th Conftable W m Lake 

this 5 l m r ch 1676-77 : and cleared all accounts w th himfor 
the Rates Comitted to him the year he was Conftable in : 
and ther Remaines due to the towne from him, on the 
ballance of account, nine pounds twelue shillings : & nine 
pence, which he stands Ligaged to pay to the Towne or 
ther order, as wittnes his hand. 

1 s d 

7 : 11: 77 Res d f paid to Cap* Jn° Price 4 : 8:2 

^ seuerall abatm 13 30 s 1 ; 10 : 

so ther remaines dew to be paid to to y e 
Towne 3 U : 14" : 7 d to be paid without any abatment 

Reckond : 20 : 10 : 78 



2: 


1: 


00 


0: 


19: 


00 


0: 


7 


7 


0: 


7: 






SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 219 

Res of Sarj : Lake P r paid to Sam 1 Beadle 
for balesters 

bere to workmen 

bere to m r noue 

to paid Jn° Higginfon 

3 : 14 : 7 
Sarj. Lake is discharged from his rates this : 6: 1: 78/9 
The Selectmen haue abated Israeli : Port r his meeting 

house rate three pounds and y e other twenty six shillings 

is to bee Charged upon y e Estate 

Jn° : Giles is abated of his meeting house rate y e sum of 

twenty shillings : 

Job : Swin r ton sen r is abated out of his rates twenty 

shillings y e Last year & twenty shillings for this year : 
20 s allowed to Ely Geoyles of it & y e other 20" alowed 

to Jos: Huchefon 
M r Babbidge is D r 

to : balls of ace" made up : ll m 

Res d 9 M r W m Browne Junr 

By : 3 dayes worke 1 qui r pap r 

By : a black Staf for towne 

By : w* hee pd for whiping 



Rest due 00 : 13 : 06 

Jn° Proct 1 is appointed to sett In y e fourth Seat below 

In y e meating house and his wife w th Francis : Nurfes 

wife In y e woemens Seats 

Jn° Vpton is abated half his rates for y e Last & this 

year 

30 s alowed Ely Geoyles for yeare 76 

Ed w February is abated thirty & fiues hillings 

[244] 5:1: 1676/7 Abated Good w King her appro- 
priation of y e Last Six rates 

The Selectmen haue agreed, y 4 a freemens meeting, bee 
Warned, to bee upon y e next fryday att ten of y e Clock, 
for y e nomination of majestrats Choise of a County Treas- 
urer, and deputies for y e general Court & a Comifsion r 



1675 


3: 16: 00 


02: 08: 


04 


00: 06 


08 


00: 05 


: 00 


00: 02 


06 




03 : 02 : 06 



220 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

The Selectmen haue agreed, y* a generall Towne meet- 
ing, bee warned, to bee upon y e next Munday att nine of 
y e Clock In y e morning for y e Choice of Selectmen & 
Constables, and to hear a motion y e o r neighbo™ y e far- 
mers haue to make to y e towne & w 1 elfs may fall In : 

6:1: 1676/7 M r Ed m Batters is Cred r 
By : w* : hee pd y e Belman ^ ord r of y e s li s d 

Selectmen 03:00:00 

By : w m Dounton for y e woemens seats 05 : 00 : 00 

By : mony pd for Soaring & repairing y e 

prifson 01 : 17 : 03 



09:17:03 
By : Seuerall other pticulars : 00 : 16 : 00 



li 10 : 13 : 03 



Dr : To : mony pd him ^ Major Hathorn ) nq ns ns 
40 s To : balls of a form 1 ace" : 13 s : 8 d : j V6 '' US : US 

& for Jn° w ms 15 s 

Rest due to M r Batt r 07 : 04: 07 

pd Cap tn Jn° Curwin is Cred r forty shillings w ch hee is 
to pay unto y e bellman: 

pd Jn° Price is Cred r fl Seuerall disburstments for y e 
towne as ^ acc tt giuen In : forty shillings 02 : 00 : 00 

Graunted to M r Batt" : Cap 1 Jn° Curwin, M r willia[m] 
Browne Jun r , Jn° Pickring & Jn° Price: Seuerall bills 
according to their Seuerall disburstments upon y e poore 
people routed by y e heathen, w ch is to bee pd out of y e 
Country rates as y e Law prouides w ch y e Seueralls Summs 
to Each pson as followeth vs 

* M r Ed m Batters fiue pounds thirteen & 9 d 05 : 13 : 09 
Cap tn Jn° Curwin nine pounds Seauenteen 

&3 d 09:17:03 

M r w ra Browne Jun r : four pounds three 04 : 03 : 04 
Jn° Pickring sixteen shillings 00 : 16 : 00 

Jn° Price four pounds seauenteen shillgs 04 : 17 : 00 



li 25 : 07 : 04 
f Jn° Marston is Cred r by worke & seur 11 abatements out 
of his rates fifty shillings 8 d 

•pdpr Coale & Andrews 
tpd p bill & acctt is settled 



SALEM TOWN RECORD8. 221 

[245] 9 th : 1 : 1676/7 Att a meeting of y e freemen : 
Choasen for deputies for y e Generall Court for y e year 
Ensueing: 

M r Ed w Batters : 
M r W m Browne Jun r : 
Choasen for Comifsioner to Carry In y e Voates 
M r Jn° Rucke : 
9:1: 1676/7 Selectmen p r sant : 
Ed m Batt re 
Cap* Jn° Curwin 
M r w m Browne 
Jn° Putna : 
Jn° Pickring 
Jn° Price 
The Selectmen haue abated Sam 11 Williams of his Last 
years rates twenty shillings : 

Graunted to Francis Scerry, upon Constable Henry 
Scerry, a bill of hue pounds, w cb is for keeping Sarah 
Lambart y e year: 1675 

The Selectmen haueing res d a List of y e names of seuer- 
alls psons, some dead & some gon away from Constable 
Eleaz r Giles : have accepted y e same : w ch amounts to 
thirteen pounds : I s 6 d w cb acc rt is putt upon file In y e 
towne bagg: 

Sam 11 Wakefield is admitted an Inhabitant & Henry 
Scerry Sen 1 & Sam 11 Archar, are bound to Saue y e towne 
harmlefs from all Charge y l may Acrew to y e towne by 
s d wakefield: 

Elisha Cuby, hath graunted him by y e selectmen for 
y e vse of his bull : 1676 : twenty shillings pd by Geoyles 

*Graunted to M r Jn° Gedny Sen r : a bill of nine pounds 

six shillings & 5 d three pounds od mony of w ch was upon 

raiseing y e towne house y e rest Expended by y e Selectmen 

Graunted to Good w Dounton to Sett In ye meeting 

house. In y e Seat w th Good w Gaskin 

The Selectmen being Enformed y* M r Keasers hath 
seuerall tan fatts y* Lye open w th out surficient fence w ch 
hath proved p r judiciaU to some of y e neighbours & fear- 
ing Least itt may bee furthur dangerous w th respect to 
Children &c tr doe appoint M r W m Brown Jn r & Jn° 

*pd by Abr Coale & alowed him. 



222 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Price foarthwith to giue y e s d Keaser notice thereof, & 
ord r him p r santly to Secure y e same by a sufficient fence, 
to p r uent further damage 

[246] Jn° Clifford Constable for y e year 1675 Dr 

tto due to Ball ce acc tB made up 5 th march 11 s d 
76/7 71 : 00 : 

31 : 10 th 1677 The Above acco tt Is Cred r 
to Abatements of Severall men 25 : 08 : 08 

tto allowanc for his Troble his own Rates 2:12:00 

tto Alowed him for his Charges In going 
to the treafurer 2 : 00 : 00 

By paid to Country Tresurer w ch is included 
in James Ruffells grand recept 06 : 08 : 00 

By paid m r Higginson 49 s in mony is 03 : 05 : 04 



39 : 14 : 00 

John : Clifford Constable for the yeare 1675 is Debt r to 

the Towne pr Ballance of Acc° this 5 th Nouem br 1679 the 

Just & full Summe of thurtey one pounds six shillings & 

one penney w ch is for Rates Committed to him v^ h aboue- 

said Summe Justly dew Vnto the towne Jn° Clifford doth 

bind himselfe his heires Executors Adminestrators or As- 

signes to paye or Caufe to bee payde Vnto the Selectmen 

or there order att or before the first of September next 

Ensueing the date heareof Excep 1 the Selectmen shall See 

caufs before that tyme to abate him any thinge more, or to 

Consider him vpon the Acc° of his searving Longer then 

the yeare ; which is only left to the Selectmen to Determine 

The marke %C of 

John Clifford 

Con st Jn° Clifford Cred r $ abate- *) the 12-11-84 

11:00:11! 



Const' Clif- 
i ord is dis- 



ment 

5: 12-76 ^ a bill p d m r Sam 1 Gard- I charged 

ner Jun r 5: 05: 02 f from t h « 

J' rates Com- 
mitted Vn- 
to him 
$ Cap 1 Jn° Price in[|Ann°[|82 5: 00: 00 
$ Cap 1 Jn° Price in An 83 5: 00 : 00 

i$> Cap 4 Jn° price in 84 5: 00 : 00 



31:06:01 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 223 

[247] 1676: Manaffes: Marston : Constable for y<> 

year 1675 : D r li s d 

Imp : To : a double rate : 62 : 09 : 06 

To: y e 7 great rates : 419 : 16 : 00 



li 482:05:06 



1675 Aboues d Ace" Cred r 

7 : 10 th : By : receipt from M r Hull 100 : 00 : 00 

29 : 6 By : y c Treasurers receipt 28 : 00 : 00 

By: y e Treasurers receipt for 26 : 00 : 00 

By: Dauiell Rufsell 116 : 15: 07 

By: Cap* Maning: as mony 12 11 : 

w ch makes 16 : 00 : 00 
By : his proportion of y e % dis- 

burstments 61 : 04 : 08 

By : Major Hauthorn: 04 : 00 : 00 

By:M r Gedny: 07:16:01 

By : Cap tn George: Cor wine: 24 : 00 : 00 

By: W m Lord: 03:00:00 

By: Cap* Jn° Corwine : 08 : 00 : 00 

By : Major : Hawthorne: 08 : 00 : 00 

By : M r Philip : Cromwell: 08 :' 00 : 00 

By : ditto Cromwell : 04 : 08 : 05 

By: M r Batters: 10:00:00 

By : troop 13 is allowed in on of the 

Tresurs Sumes 00: 00: 00 

By: Seuerall abatments, w th his 

owne rate 20 : 08 : 08 



445: 03:05 



By abated for Obediah Rich his rate 

20 s 001:00:00 

By abated to Jn° Gupy 00 s abated 

m r Hen r Bartholmew: 59 8 002 : 19 : 00 

dat: ( By: paid to the Country Tresurer 
28 : < w ch is included in James Ruffells 
1 :78 ( grand receipt 20 : 05 : 08 

By Transportation of pay to the 

Tresurar 3 U / 5 / in mony w th alow- 

ance is 04 : 06 : 08 



224 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

By mending the meeting houfe bell 00 : 18 00 
By Accompt of m r Henery Bartholmew 03 : 15 : 00 



478:07:09 



f paid James Browne Glaz : 40 s f ) 

W m Downton p d out of what was j. 03 : 05 : 00 

dew to him upon book : 25 s ) 

f Acc° of Geo. Booth 00 : 04 : 04 



481: 17: 01 



*$ alowed you for Goeing to the 
Counsell about 8eting disbursments 
alowed 01:01: 09 



482: 18:10 
So ther remaines dew to him 13 s 4 d for w ch he has 
Cred' for upon Acc° of the 40 acres of land bought of y e 
Towne 

[248] 1676 : Jn° Procter Constable for y e year 1675: 
Dr. li s d 

To : y e 2 great rates for y e Country 045 : 13 : 02 

To : y e ministers rate 027 : 03 : 04 

To : y e 7 great rates for y e Country 238 : 14 : 06 



The: Acc rt : aboue is Cred r 
By :y e Country Treasurer as "$ receipt: 
By: Major Hawthorn: pd him 
By : y e Country Treasurer : 
By y e Treasurers noat pd M r Endicott 
By : y e Country Treasurer: 16 11 : 16 s : 

money : w ch Vpon y e acc tt of rates is : 
By : y e Treasurer for y e Army : 38" : in ) KA.-iq.A4 

money w ch Vpon y e acc u of y e rates is j 
By : M r Higginson, att Seuerall times ^ 

Seuerall men: 09: 19 : 02 

By:troop rs 02:05:00 



i 311 


11 


00 


20: 


08 


05 


3: 


00 


00 


77: 


06 


08 


10 


18 


08 



22: 08:00 



li 196: 19:13 



SALEM TOWN EECOKDS. 225 

By y 9 half of disburstments : 20 : 00 : 04 
^ paid to James Browne "$ ord r 20 s 
$ paid Leu* putman for vfe of his bull 
$ Carting : 3 load of wood to Tho Grenes 

$ ord r 00 : 09 : 00 

^ more Paid the trefurer included in James 

KuffelPs grand recipt da : 28 : 1 : 78 38 : 02 : 07 



li 


s 


d 


20 


00 


04 


01 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 



257 : 11 : 02 

$ paid to Arth r Hufe for 77 02 : 05 : 09 

$ paid Arth r Hufe for 78 002 : 00 : 00 

$, 4 M Come d d Buffingtons wife 00 : 12 : 00 
^, P d M r Higginson Sen r at feuerall times 

mone 12 : 00 : 10 
<$ an Eror in the minifters rate it being 

Charged more y n dis 03 : 16 : 00 
^ Seuerall abatments as p r Acc° w th his 

owne rates 11 : 08 : 00 

$ Jornys to boston & transportation of pay 03 : 00 : 00 

292 : 13 : 09 
$ payd Arthur Hewes p r a bill 3 : 1 : 78 002 : 00 : 00 
^ Expences at y e Run linn line at his houfe 000 : 13 : 05 
f 2 B Rye to John Mackerill 8* 000 : 08 : 00 

24 : 9 f> Cap 1 Price who Accepted of 9 11 

Vpon y e towns Acc° 009 : 00 : 00 

24-9 f> m r John Higginson who Accepted 

of 511 005 : 00 : 00 

[249] 1676 Constable Henry Scerry is D r 

li s d 



226 SA1EM TOWN RECORDS. 

18 th 2 : 1676 To : y e ministers rate w* h y e 

ou r plus 073 : 09 : 00 

13:9 To: his proportion of y e ten great 

payable to y e Country 380 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne 038 : 04 : 00 

To : his proportion of y e Six rates payable 

to y e Contry 185 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne 018 : 12 : 00 



695 : 05 : 00 
*To y<L of 41 poud r alowed y e towne in disburstmts it 
belongs to Marston 
31 : 10 : 1677 Henry : Scerry is Cred r 
By : fifty & one pounds 7 s 6 d pd Mr 

Higginson In money as ^ receipt appears li s d 
w ch makes In oth r pay: 68 : 10 : 00 

paid to the Country Tresurer as ^ his 
receipt baring date : 2 July 1678 w ch 
Recait he has in his hand 334 : 18 : 11 

^ disbursments paid on the Country 
Acc° as ^ his resaites & an Acc° on file 
aperes 87 : 08 : 10 

~§ Seuerall abatments to Seuerall men as 

p r Acc° in y* bagge 44 : 01 : 06 

26: 12: 78 
^> paid Jn° Higginson upon y e Townes 

Acc° 01 : 00 : 00 

§ paid Cap 1 Price upon y e Country Acc° 

for disb r s on pore 05 : 07 : 00 

<g& paid to frances Skery for kep£ Sara Larn- 

bort 75 05 : 00 : 00 

•Crossed out. 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 227 

$ abat wido: Glaz : Browne 20 s And 

Woodbery 20 s 02 : 00 : 00 

one bill dated March 27 : 79 N° 379 
$ paid unto Maj. W m Hathorne 10 11 $ 
Trel r order 10 : 00 : 00 

<$, pd maj r Hathorne 10" money 

f> trefur 8 ord r w th Adv r 13 : 06 : 03 

23 : 06 : 08 

all these Receipt in his owne hands Dated July 30 78 
^ p d m r W m Browne Jun r for difburftm 48 

vpon y e poore 04 : 03 : 04 

ty p d m r Jn° Ruck for diiburftments man of 

of warr Keatch 01 : 17 : 06 

$ p d m r John Ruck f y e Trefurers Bill 

N° 249 02 : 06 : 08 

Dated 2 Aprill 79 
^, m r Tymothy Lindell for difburst mt vpon 

y* man of war 08 : 11 : 06 

$ Cap* John Price for difburst mt vpon y e 

man of war w ch is his ball of them dif- 

burstments 3 : 00 : 06 

Posted to the begining of the Booke 
of Constables acc° 
*§ a Res of the treasur signed ^ Sam 1 Sew- 
all f order in Rate pay 9 : 15" : 2 d : 
& money 4 U 10 8 : 00 Ad T 15 : 15 : 02 



607: 07 : 07 



More p d by a bill of the treasure to maf 
W m Hathorne ll u in money with Ad- 
vance 014 : 13 : 04 

*$ 3 tropers viz m r W m Browne Jn° Beckett 

& w m Curtice 000 : 15 : 00 

$ abated Rich r Harris 50 s 002 : 10 : 00 



625 : 05 : 11 



228 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

11 : 1 : 1680/81 
$Cap* George Corwin 3 U mony 20 s : p d 

Sam 11 Gardner Jun r 04 : 10 : 00 



Posted new JBooke of acc° 3 : 7 : 83 629 : 15 : 11 

[250] 1676 : Constable : Abraham : Cole is D r 
18 : 2 : To : his proportion of y e minist" li s d 

rate w th y e ou r plus 072 : 13 : 02 

13:9 To : his proportion of y e 10 great 

rates to y e Con st 380 : 00 : 00 

To y e ou r plus In s d Rates payable to y e 

Towne : 074 : 08 : 00 

To : his proportion of y e six rates payable 

to y e Country 200 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne : 022 : 08 : 00 



li 749 : 09 : 02 
To y e y% of 41 pouder alowed to y e Towne 

for disbursm t8 1 : 11 : 00 

To : Dauid fogs rate you being allowed it 

& he paid it to you afterward 2 : 05 : 00 



753 : 05 : 02 
Cr d |) his proportion of y e 40 u allowed ^ 

the Gen 11 Court or Country 28 : 00 : 00 

Cred r as Below 550 : 03 : 03 

10 : 7 : 79 these 3 bills in y e gen r rec be- 
low 

18 : 10 : 79 more p r y e treafur 5 biU p d 
Jn° Butlock in money 5 U Acc° 33 s 4 d 000 : 00 : 00 

$ y e treas rs bill to Sarah Hathorne 000 : 00 : 00 

in money 5 11 1-4 abated is 1-3 000 : 00 : 00 

12:1: 79-80 ^ y e Treas rs Bill to prifcilla 
Hun rate pay 40 s : 00 : 00 

24 : 7 : 80 p d the treasur 1 since y e mort- 
gage as p r his reseits 098 : 07 : 05 



648 : 10 : 08 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 229 

p r Jo Earthy vpon acc° Estward poore 1 : 04 : 00 



649 : 14 : 08 

677: 14 : 08 



Aboues d Acc° is Cred r 



Posted to the Beginning of the Booke of Constables ac- 
compts. 

Y e Recip* Coale has 
^ p d to Trefurer Hull as p r his recipt as 

Rates run : 245 : 06 : 01 

1* disbursm ts paid in the first Acc°s of Salem 

disbues 90 : 07 : 03 

f p d w m Swetland 18 s Dan 11 King 15 s Edm° 

Groue 14 s 02:07: 00 

All this is payments to the Country 
fl p d Simon Home & Abr. Coale 12" Jo 8 

Home 20 s 01 : 12 : 00 

^ pd w m Boudish for disburst on men of 

warr 06 : 07 : 06 

^ p d Cap 1 Price for disburst on man of warr 11 : 07 : 00 
^ p d Tim Lindall 16 s 8 d Jn° williams 22" 

Sam 1 ! Gardner Jun r 3 s 02 : 01 : 08 

ty> p d Nat Silfby for disburst on Est pore 00 : 10 : 00 
$, p d Abr Coale : 15* 6 d 00 : 15 : 06 

<P p d Cap* Geo : Corwine for disburst on 

man of warr 12 : 15 : 00 

f p d Edm° Bridges 15 s m r Ruck 25 s Rob 

Nowell 4" 02 : 04 : 00 

f p d Dan u Bacon 7 8 00 : 07 : 00 

p d Cap* Jn° Corwine for disburst on East- 
erne pore & the man of warr 11 : 16 : 06 
f p d Cap* W m Browne for part disburst on 

man warr 05 : 06 : 00 

^, p d m r Edm° Batter p* disburst on Esterne 

pore 07 : 12 : 00 

"$ p d Jn° Pickering for disburst on Easterne 

pore 00 : 16 : 00 

« p d Doct 1 Weld for Curing Elenwoods 

hand 02 : 10 : 00 



230 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

9 p d m r Jn° Gidny 00 : 12 : 00 

"$ p d Jn° Higginson Jun r in part disburst 

on man warr 01 : 10 : 00 



406 : 02 : 06 



■$ p d John : Hathorne Due to him for 
Country disburftments for himselfe & 
others belonging to him 15 : 00 : 00 

p d to y e towne 

p d to Benj felton 40 s p d m r Batter 02 : : 

p d m r Jn° Gidny 9" 6 . 5 d m r Nor- 

ice 3 U 0.0 12: 6 : 5 

p d w m Donton f order 01 : 15 : 

p d Seuerall abatments as p r Acc° 

in y e bage 44 : 09 : 4 60 : 10 : 09 

p d m r John Higginfon sen r as p r 

Reseip* 6 : 6 m° 79 51 : 07 : 06 481 : 13 : 03 

p d y e adu vpon m r Higginsons 

being money 17 : 02 : 6 68 : 10 : 00 

481 : 13 : 03 
68 : 10 : 00 



550 : 03 : 03 



[251] 1676 Constable Eliaz r Giles is D r 

To : his proportion of y e minister rate w th u s d 
y e ou r plus In s d rate 025 : 03 : 07 

To y e ten great rates, his proportion pay- 
able to y e Country is : two hund rd & forty 
p ds 240 : 00 : 00 

Y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 
Towne is 027 : 18 : 00 

To : his proportion of y e six rates payable 
to y e Country is : one hund rd twenty & five 
p dB 125 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 
Towne 012 : 16 : 08 



11430:18 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 231 

This whole Acc° of Debt & Credt is posted 40 leaves 

forward. 

Ace" aboue is Cred r 

13 : 12 : 1677 By : money and Wood p d 

M r Higginson as |J receip 1 giuen In 23 : 00 : 09 

By : allowance upon wood : ord r ^ of y e 

selectm" 00 : 10 : 00 

By y e part of Disbursments p d to feuer 11 men 

f Acc° 53 : 04 : 10 

By pd to the Tresure Hull as p r Recipt for 
paym* of Seuerall debenters to fouilders 
as mony 111 11 3 8 9 d w ch w th allowance 
is the recipt he has in his hands 148 : 05 : 00 

By abatments of Seuerall mens rates as p r 

Acc° 17 : 09 : 10 

By 21 Tropers as p r List 05 : 05 : 00 

By Hugh Jonas for wood & 1 days worke 00 : 07 : 00 

By Elisha Keby for the vfe of his Bull 76 01 : 00 : 00 

By abatment of all Jn° Smiths rates for 76 01 : 13 : 00 

By abatments to Jn° Puttman 20 s Jn° 

Hucheson 18 s 01 : 18 : 00 

By abatment to Jn° fuller 18 3 Jos. Huche- 
son 15 s 01 : 13 : 00 

By abatm 1 to Rich d Hucheson 8 s Nat put- 
man 20 s 01 : 08 : 00 

By Job Swinerton Sen r abated for this year 76 01 : 00 : 00 

By abatments to Jn° Vpton for 76 01 : 10 : 00 

By : disbursm 18 upon Highwayes mend g a 

pound & wood for the watch 1675 00 : 18 : 00 

By Seuerall men for worke upon high wayes 

as p r Acc° 1675 00 : 15 : 00 

10 : 2 mo 1677 By 30 Ind Come p d by Rob' 
Stone & W ra Rufell to the Tresurer for 
w ch S d Giles has y e Trefurers reciat 04 : 10 : 00 



264 : 07 : 05 



^ paid to Cap 4 Jn° Corwin w ch the full bal- 
ance of all his disbursmts on Contry 
man of warr & Eastrn pore alowed 
6:1: 78/9 14 : 17 : 00 

all thefe recipts are in Geoyls hands 



232 SALEM TOWN RECORD8. 

*§ paid to Tim° Lindall in part of disburs- 

m u man warr : 00 : 16 : 05 

^ paid Rob* Stone for disburst upon man 

of warr 02 : 05 : 00 

^ paid to Cap* Price for part disbursm u on 

man of warr 16 : 00 : 00 

^ paid to Jn° Higginson in part for dis- 

bursm* on man warr : 04 : 04 : 00 

the recipts he has in his hands 
p* Jn° Milk : 7 s 00 : 07 : 00 

$ p d to w m Randoll $ ord r from Tresurer 

& his recipt 10 : 04 : 06 

^ p d to Jona* Knights ^ ord r from trefurer 

& his recipt in mony 11» 5 d is* 00 : 10 : 02J^ 



302 : 16 : 10^ 

[252] 1676/7 Att a Generall Towne meeting held 
y 6 12 th of March 1676/7 Choasen for Selectmen for y« 
year Ensueing : 

M r Edm: Batters : M r Barthol : Gedny 

Cap" Jn° Curwin : Lieu 4 : Jn° Pickring : 

M* : W m Browne Jun r : John : Price : 
M r Sam u Gardn r : Sen r 
Chosen, for Constables for y e year Ensueing: Mr. 
Joseph : Grafton : Refuseth : 

M r Jn° Hawthorn ) is only to Collect y e rates & 

& M r Sam u Gardn r Jun r > pforme y e part of y e Consta- 
) bles office fully 

Nathaniell • Beedle & ) are to P forme ?" P lace & office of 
o ii t, ,i > Constables In all respects Except 

) y e gathering of rates 
Daniell : Andrews : Chosen : Constable : 
Joseph : Huchison Chosen : Constable : 
Simon : Horn & W m Frost : are Chosen Sealers of Leath- 
er, for y e year Ensueing : 
The Towne haue Agreed W th Francis Scerry to keep 
Sarah : Lambart for y e year Ensueing, upon y* Same 
tearms as formerly : 

* || thefe 2 bills ware includd in 57" : 3': Sd: 10U : 4. 6d || 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 233 

Jn° Pickring & Stephen Hascott are Chosen and ap- 
pointed by y e towne : to take a Vew of y e Land Laid out 
to M r Sam 11 Gardn r Sen 1 & alsoe a Small Pc 11 of Land, y* 
was desired & requested "$ Jn° Phelps & make returne of 
y* Same att y e next Towne meeting 

Jeremiah : Neal : his request is Left to y e Selectmen to 
Auditt & giue ace" thereof to y e towne 

Its Voated y* y e Selectmen have power, to Lay out a 
Conueniant place for digging of Clay : for y e Townes Vse 

Voated y* Jonothan : Pickring & Jn° Bligh their request 
is Left to y e Selectmen to Consider & make returne of y* 
Same to y e Towne 

Its Left to y e Selectmen to treat w th Some Suteabla 
person for to keep a gramer School : & make returne to 
y* towne, y e person whome & upon w l tearmes hee will 
jpforme y e Same. 

[253] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 16 th March : 
1676/7 Being p r sant: as f margent: 

Jn° Price is Choasen to keep ye 
r ' fc^T ^r terS - towne book for y e year Ensueing: 

MrW» Browne'junr Chosen for Suruayers of y 6 seuerall 
M>- SamU Gardnr Senr fences belonging to y e towne : as fol- 
Mr Barthol : Gedny loweth : V s 

Jno PHce 1Dg For y e north feild : Sam u Gardn r 

sen r & Jeremi h r Neal : 

For y e south feild : Jn° Horn Jun r : Caleb Buff m Jos : 
Prince 

For y e fences from Trasks : all w th out y e north neck : 
Tho : Robbins & Jn° Simpson : 

For y e towne : from y e bridge to y e Lower End of y* 
towne : Joseph Horn : & Jn° Massy : & Its ord rd y l all 
fences bee made up by y e 25 th March 77. 

Its Agreed by y e Selectmen, y l a towne meeting bee 
Warned, upon y e next Lecture day, to bee upon y e fryday 
following, to Consider of w* y e Selectmen haue done In 
ord r to a gramer schoole & for all men y* haue disburst 
anything for y e towne to bring In their acc u ' y* Soe a 
towne rate may bee raised to defray y e Same : & w 4 Elfs 
may fall In 



234 SALEM TOWN RECOEDS. 

The Selectmen haue Agreed y* y e place on hith r side of 
y e gully on the Entry of y e neck att y e Lower end of y e 
towne, is a Conueniant place for digging of Clay for y 9 
townes Vse : 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen : 18 th March: 1676/7 
Being p r sant as ^> margent 

Voated by y e Selectmen, y* Cap tn 
Mr Ed m Batters Nicholas Maning shall bee arested to 

Mr w^ Browne Janr e next County Court held att Ipswich 
Mr Sam" Gardnr J J t? 

Mr Barthi Gedny y Last tuseday of this Instant for y e 
Jno Price forfiture of his bond made to y e Se- 

lectmen y e 28 th March 1674 & M r 
Sam 11 Gardn r sen r is appointed & Impowred to prosecute 
y e same In behalf of y e towne according to Law : 

Chosen for Surueayo™ of y e highwayes for y e year En- 
sueing : M r Nehemiah : willoughby & Joshua : Buffum : 

The Selectmen haue agreed y* y e other Side of y e Gully, 
on y e hith r part of y e neck, is a Conueniant place, for Jn° 
BHgh to make bricks In * 

Jonothan Pickring his pe||ti||tion being Considered: 
The Selectmen, takeing notice of a form 1 graunt, for such 
a place, Leaue itt to y e towne, wheith r they will graunt 
furth r 

[254] 18: 1: 1676/7 Leif 11 Neale his Land being 
Vewed by y e Selectmen w ch was In Exchange for a pc" of 
Land belonging to y° towne, They doe Conceiue, y* hee 
hath all reddy res d Satisfaction for y e same : 

The Selectmen haueing treated w th M r Dani 11 Epps for 
a gramer Schoole master, hee Exprefsed himself Verry 
willing to officiate In s d place, prouided hee may haue 
Suteable maintainance : 

Att a Generall towne meeting held y e 23 rd March : 
1676/7 Voated y* y e Selectmen shall receiue all acc tt3 of 
disburstments for y e towne, & make returne thereof to y 8 
towne : 

Voated : y* M r W m Browne Jun r is desired, to pay unto 
Mr Jn° Higginson Sen r one hund rd pounds and forty Cord 
of Wood, for y e year Ensueing, according to a former 
agreement of y e towne & In Consideration thereof, hee 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 235 

shall receiue from y e towne, according as was agreed, w th 
respect to M r W m Browne & Cap* George Curwin In y° 
Same Case 

Jn° Bligh his request graunted for one year : 

Voated y* y e place on this Side y e Gully, on y e hither 
part of y e neck, Vewed by y e Selectmen, shall bee for y e 
townes Vse to digg Clay hereby prohibiting all other 
places In S d neck 

Voated y l Jonothan : Pickring, hath graunted to him 
a Conueniant p cU of Land a b out Hardies Coue, for him- 
self & heires forever, t o build Vefsells upo n and y e Selec't- 
men are appointed &; Impowred to Lay out y e Same, & 
this to bee full Satisfaction for y e p r judice done him, by 
Stoping up y e riuer w th y e Milldam. But In Case y a aboue- 
s d place, proues not soe Conueniant for his Vse as hee Ex- 
pects, Its Left to y e Selectmen to Vew Some other place 
& make returne thereof to y e towne. 

Voated : y l Jn° Pickring Steph" Hascott & Ed w Flint 
or any two of them, shall Vew & Settle y e fence, for y e 
noarth field, att y e brook neer W m Robinsons houfe 

[255] 23 : 1 : 1676-7. Its alsoe Voated y* y e psons 
before mentioned, Shall Lay out unto M r Sam 11 Gardn r sr 
y e afores d pc 11 of Land, taken In att y e Corner of y e N 
field by y e brooke neer w m Robinsons house, Con ts about 
one qurt r of an Acre, w ch y e s d Gardn r is to receiue In 
Lew of one Acre of Land, In p l of payment of ten Achors 
formerly graunted him. 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen : 30 th March 1677 Being 
p r sant as $ margent 

Mr Edm Battrs Choasen for a Sealer of Weights & 

Cap tn Jno Curwin measures for y e year Ensueing : M r 
Mr w» Browne Jum Nehemiah Willoughby 

Mr Sam" Gardnr Senr ..in n r> ji 1 • r 

Barthol Gedny Constable bam u Beedle being p r sant 

L* Jn° Pickring whoe is appoint" 1 to giue him notice 

Jnoprice thereof. 

., . The Selectmen haue Agreed w th Tho : 

James Browne Roots y* hee shall pay ten shillings In 

in mony mony for y e year Ensueing for y e Vse 

foVyVyereTT of Y* Lane ' J* hee hath Inclosed be- 

longing to y e towne 



236 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Selectmen haueing res d Seuerall Complaints, of Intol- 
erable damage, done by Swine, In this towne, notwith- 
standing all form r ord rs made to p r uent y e Same, doe there- 
fore ord r y* all swine y l goe on y e towne Comon, shall bee 
sufficiently yoaked & Ringed, by y e 8 th of Aprill next, on 
y e penality of twelue pence "§> day for Euery || such || 
defect : & y* all or any Such Swine, as shall from y* time 
aboue mentioned, be found In any mans garden or In- 
close 1 not ringed & yoaked as afores d Shall bee forfeited, 
one half to y e poore of y e towne, y e other half to y e psons 
appointed to Execute these ord" & to y* End haue Choasen 
& Impowred Jacob : Pudeato 1 & Rich rd Maber fully to Ex- 
ecute y e Same, V s To take up all Swine y* from time to 
time they Shall finde, Vnyoaked & unringed, either on y* 
towne Commons or In any mans garden or Inclose 1 re- 
quiring Satisfaction according to y e aboues d ord r & In 
Case they shall att anytime receiue Information from any 
oth r psons of Swine Soe trefpafsing, they shall forthw th re- 
paire to s d place & Execute their office. 

The bounds of y e Land Laid out to Jn° Bligh to make 
bricks In, for one year, is as followeth v s twelue yds deep 
from y e Gully & about thirty y d * Long bounded att Each 
Corn r w th a Rock. 

The Land Laid out, for y e Vse of y e towne, to digg 
Clay, Butts againft Blighs & is bounded w th y e S th E st 
Rock of his, & all y° Lower End w th a Small Rock below 
y e Bank 

[256] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 3 rd of Aprill 
1677 Being p r sant as <|j& margent. 

aggsg^ Its agreed by y e Selectmen, y l a towne 
Mr Battri meeting shall bee warned, y e next 

Cap tn Curwin Lecture day, to bee upon y e Saturday 

£ Q r ^ wn f r following y e 7 th of this Instant, att ten 

Jn° Pickring of y e Clock In y e morning To raise a 

jn^Price towne rate, to defray Such Charges as 

are disburst for a y e towne, & alsoe to 
give M r Epps a Call for a grammer Schoolemast r & for y 9 
towne to prouide a Cow keep 1 & c tr 

Att a Generall Towne meeting held y e 7 th Aprill 1677 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 237 

Voated by y e towne I y l M r Daniel Epps : 
mr Epes Is Called to bee a grarner schoole master, 

his Cal1 for y e towne, Soe Long as hee shall Contin- 

ue & pforme y e S d place In y e towne, pro- 
uided hee may haue w* shall bee anually allowed him not 
by a towne rate, Butt In Some oth r Suteable way. 

Goodma 11 : Scinn" is Choasen kow keep" for y e year 
Ensueing 

Voated y 1 y e Selectmen, haue y e Same power, to trans- 
act y e affaires of y e Towne as they had y e Last year 

Voated. y* y e Islands belonging to y Town© 
or any other places y l shall bee found Con- 
l ettin° P ueniant, By y e Selectmen, Shall bee Lett out 

of land t° hire, as they Can Agree, to bee Improued 

for y e Townes Vse, for y Maintenance of a 
Schoolemast er &c tr 
The psons formerly Choasen for y e finding out any Land 
belonging to y e Towne, taken In by any psons are now de- 
sired & appointed & Impowered thoroughly to prosecute 
& finish y e Same 

Voated y* Manafses Marston shall haue y* pc u of Land, 
y* was Vewed f& Jn° Pickring & Stephen Hascott, form- 
erly requested by Jn° Phelps nott Exceeding forty acres, 
hee paying to y e townes Vse fiue shillings <|j& Acre. 

Manaseth Marston has paid for aboue Said Land as fol- 
ow es 

9 : 5 : 78 

$ 1000 Clabords fory e towne houfe 04 : 00 : 00 

"§> paid by Jn° Higginson to Jn° Skiling 4" 
7 : 6 d . 5 lb nayles 5 s : 10 d & halfe y e lay- 
ing out of y e land : 6 s 8 d 05 : 00 : 00 

^ S d Marston for halfe lay out of y e land 

if the Towne will allow of it 00 : 06 : 08 

$ Balance of Const 1 Marstons Const" Acc° 00 : 13 : 04 



10 : 00 : 00 



[257] Att a meeting of ye Selectmen y e 11 th Aprill 
1677 Being p r sant as $ margent 



238 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Mr Batters 
Cap 1 Curwin 
Mr w m Browne 
Mr Samll Gardner 
Mr Gedny 
Jno Pickring 
Jno Price 



AgTeed w th Walter Seinn" to keep 
y e Cowes or Cattle for this year, whoe 
is to begin y e 16 : Aprill 1677 & to 
End y e 29 th octob r & In Case need re- 
quire Shall prouide a Sufficient Lad to 
affist him in y e Same, In Consideration 
whereof hee is to bee allowed three 
shillings & Six pence |J head one third there of In money 
or butt er y e other two thirds In goods & prouisions, from 
y e owners of Such Cowes or Cattle as hee keeps, & hee 
shall furth er take Seasonable & Speedy Care, y t Such 
Cowes or Cattle y* are or shall bee att any time Lost, to 
Look them up & bring them home 

y e marke of 
Walt er V. Scinn er 
Att a meeting of y e Selectmen 4 th May 1677 Being 
p r sant as ^ margent 

Jn° Bullock is Chosen appointed & 
Impowred to Execute all y e Laws & 
orders made about horses & hee to 
haue half y e fines y* y e Law allowes, 
y e other half to bee p d to y e Selectmen 
for y e townes Vse. 
Agreed w th W m Lord to ring y e bell & Sweep y e meet- 
ing house, y e year Ensueing, forw ch hee is to haue Seauen 
pounds, & to be freed from rates 

Agreed w th Lef 1 Pickring to pay him twenty shillings 
for y e Vse of his bull y e year Ensueing 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 9 th May 1677 Being 
p r sant as <$ margent. 

Whereas there hath been Seuerall 
Complaints of Seuerall psons y* doe 
profane y e Sabbath, by Vnsesonable 
walking abroad, Euen att y e time of 
publique Exercise & c tr : The Select- 
men haue agreed Each of them, to 
take their turns w th y e Constables to 
walk abroad on y e Lords day, both forenoon & afternoone, 
morning & Euening, to redrefs Such miscarriages as they 
shall att any time meet w th all 



Mr Batters 
Cap* Curwin 
Mr w m Browne 
Mr Samll Gardr 
Jno Pickring 
Mr Barth Gedny 



Mr Batters 
Mr w m Browne 
Mr Samll Gardnr 
Mr B. Gedny 
Jno Pickring 
Jno Price 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 239 

[258] 9 th May 1677 The Selectmen have ord rd & 
appointed, y e Constables, to Shett y e three great doores 
of y e meeting house, before y e publique Exercise ^bee 
Ended, and not to Suffer any psons to goe forth till y e 
whole Seruice bee finished : & y e Constables are to haue 
■warrants giuen them to prosecute this ord r 

LeP Jn Pickring is appointed & desired by y e Select- 
men to take Care to mend y e wayes about y e meeting 
house : 

Att a Towne meeting 2 nd June 1677 Chosen for Jury 
of Trialls for y e next Court : 

M r Henry : Bartholmew Cap tn W m Hawthorn 

N?th : Puttnam Stephen : Hascott 

Israeli : Porter : Jn° Cromwell 

Jn° Trask : 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 11 th June 1677 
Being p r sant as ^ margent : 

The Selectmen doe ord r y l a Towne 
Mr Batters meeting bee Warned upon y e next 

Cap* Curwin Lecture day, to bee upon y e Saturday 

Mr w*» Browne following || att 9 of ye Clock II To 

Mr SamU Gardnr . ° " . . j r o. 

MrB:Gedny raise a towne rate, to defray Such 

Jno Pickring Charges as are disburst upon y 6 

Jno Price Towne, & alsoe to giue notice, to all 

psons that haue disburst any thing 
upon y e fortification, to bring In their acc n " to y 8 Com- 
mitty of millitia : y e next thirsday att eight of y" Clock, 
Att M r Gednies house, y* Soe y e Same may bee Corn- 
pleated, to bring In to y e Towne rate on Saturday follow, 
ing ; & y* y e Towne may Consider Something, about ye 
disposal! of Some strips of Land found among y e farmes ; 
& alsoe w* Is necefsary to bee done about y 8 Land on 
Ryall Side, recouered from y 8 Town Last Ipswich Court 
& for y e Towne to Consider wheither itt may nott bee 
Conueniant to remoue y e Towne house, & alsoe y* y 8 
Towne may bee Enformed how far y 8 Selectmen haue 
acted In ord r to Settling y e Schoolemasters maintainance. 

[259] 11 th 4 : 1677 Its ord rd by y e Selectmen y 1 
warrants bee giuen to y e seuerall Constables to warne 



240 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

y e Seuerall psons Choasen In their seuerall wards, to 
haue Inspection to those fainiles appointed them accord- 
ing to Law, & to attend y e next County Court, y e Last 
thirsday of this Instant month to receiue their ord™ as 
aboues d : y e psons Chosen are as followeth v s 
V Tho: Puttnam W m Dounton 

Nathan 11 Puttnam Dauid Phipeny 

Serg* Fuller M r Tim : Lendoll 

Serg" Felton M r W m Sweetland 

Good m Goulthite Jn° Williams 

Tho West Francis Scerry 

Jn° Tompkins sen r M* Keaser 

Tho : Gould Jn° Ing son Sen 1 

Ed w Flint Cristopher Babidg 

Henry west Tho : Roots 

M r white M r Joseph : Grafton 

Jn° Marston Jun r Rob n Follett 

Tho : Rix 
Att a towne meeting held: 16: June 1677 Voated y* 
y e disburstments upon y e Seuerall fortifications giuen In 
to y e Comitty of militia amounting to about two hund rd 
& fifty four pounds Shall bee pd by a towne rate: for w ch 
End itt was further Voated y* a towne rate Should bee 
raised amounting to about four hund rd & fifty fou r pounds 
to defray y e aboues d Charges as alsoe other disburstments 
of w ch ace" was then giuen In 

Voated y l those strips of Land y l are or shall bee found 
by y e psons forinly appointed, belonging to y e towne, 
taken In by any pson, or y l Lyes between any of o r 
farmes, is Left wholy to y 9 disposall of y e aboues d psons 
for y e townes Vse 

Voated y* y e selectmen are fully Impowred to prosecute 
an action of renew, w th respect to y e Land recou rd Last 
Ipswich Court, by M r Epps from y e town or otherwise to 
Agree & fully finish y e Same In behalf of ye towne 

Voated y l y 6 towne house shall bee remoued Into y e 
street neer about Jn Roapes his house 

[260] 14 th July 1677 Constable Jn° Hawthorn isD r 

To y e ministers rate w th y e ou r plus Seauenty li s d 

Six pounds eight shillings 76 : 08 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 241 

31 : August : 77 To : his proportion of y e 

Six rates payable to y e Country : 197 : 00 : 00 

To : y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne 022 : 18 : 06 

7 : Sept : 77 : To his proportion of y e 

Towne rate 169 : 14 : 00 

17 : 10 th 77 : To : his proportion of y c 

three rates payable to y e Country : 79 : 00 : 00 

To : ye ou r plus In s: d rates payable to Town 27 : 15 : 00 



"572 : 15 : 06 
Posted 8 leaues forward 

14 th July 77 Constable : Sam 11 Gardn r is D r 

To : y e ministers rate w th y e ou r plus eighty li s d 

four pounds nine shillings & 6 d 84 : 09 : 06 

31 August : 1677 To his proportion of y e 

six rates payable to y e Country : one 

hundr d seauenty & nine pou d8 179 : 00 : 00 

To y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne : twenty one pounds twelue 

shillings : 6 d 021 : 12 : 06 

17 th Decemb 1 1677 : To : his proportion of 

y e three rates payable to y e Country 059 : 09 : 00 
To y e ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 

Towne 021 : 18 : 06 

7 Sep 1 : 1677 To : his proportion of y e 

Towne rate 141 : 15 : 00 



"508 : 04 : 06 



Posted 8 leaues forward 
14 th July 1677 Constables : Daniell An- 
drewes & Joseph : Huchison Are D r 
For y e ministers rate w th y e ou r plus y e li s d 
sum of thirty one pounds one shilling 9 d 31 : 01 : 09 
31 : August 1677 To their proportion of 
y e six rates payable to y e Country : 
one hund rd thirty & four pounds 134 : 00 : 00 

To : y 6 ou r plus In s d rates payable to y e 
Towne : is twenty pounds Eleauen 
shillings 020 : 11 : 00 



242 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

17 : 10 : 1677 To their proportion of y e three 

rates payuble to y e Country: 057 : 10 : 00 

To y e ow r plii3 In s d : rates, payable to Town 019 : 05 : 6 
7 : Sep' 1677 To : their proportion of y e 

Towne rate 118 : 14 : 00 



381 : 02 : 03 
Posted 15 leaues forward. 

[261] Att a meeting of y 9 Selectmen : 21 : August 
1677 : Being P r sant : Its agreed by y e Se- 

Mr Ed m Batt" i. ti. j.« ° i i 

Mr w m Browne lectmen y 1 a towne meeting bee warned, 
Mr SamU Gardnr upon y e next Lecture day, to bee upon 
M t r ? a n rl £ : ? e - dny Saturday following, att nine of v e Clock, 

U Jn° Picknng „ „ _«J . * n- ■>,, " /-, 

Jn° Price Ior J Chuseing of an Eighth man or Com- 

ifsioner, and Grand jury men, & alsoe 
to warne, all y e Inhabitants of y e towne to bring In an 
ace" of their Estates to y e Selectmen, att M r Gednies 
houfe y e next munday In y e afternoone : and to warne y e 
freemen to meet upon Saturday, as Soone as y e towne 
meeting shall bee Ended, to Consid 1 of an ord r from y e 
generall Court, for y e Chuseing of Comifiioners. 

Att a towne meeting : y e 25 th 6 : 1677 : 

Jn° Puttnam Chosen for y e 8 th man, or Comifsioner, to 
Joyne w th y e Selectmen to make y e Country rate. 

Chosen for y e Grandjury for y e year Ensuing. 
L l Tho. Puttnam Jeremiah Meach Seu r 

M r George Keazer Job Swinerton Jun r 

Jn° Mafsy Joseph Porter 

Anthony Buxton James Simonds 

8 th Sept 1677 Sam 11 Phippeny his wife is appointed to 
sett In y e Southermost of y e woemens pewes In y e westt 
gallery of y e meetinghouse : 

Selectmen haue Agreed w th Daniell Andrews to build 
y e Chimnies & to fill & Larth y e walls of y e Towne house 
alsoe to und r pin y e Same In Consideration of w ch hee is 
to have y e Sura of : 

Agreed w th Jn°Scelling to finish y e Towne houfe: V" to 
Shingle Claboard, floares, windows Stares & all other things 
needfull w th respect to Carpenters worke as is more Larg- 
ly Exprefsed In y e Agreement. In Consideration of w ch 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 243 

hee is to haue twenty pounds, one third mony two thirds 
In goods & prouisions 

[262] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen 28 th 4 m0 1677 
Being p r sant as fi margent. Agreed w th M r Daniell : 
Mr Batt™ EppS * n benalf of y e towne, to P^orme y e 

Cap* Jn<> Curwin place of a Gramm r Schoolemaster to y e 
Mrw m Browne Jnrtowne Soe Long as itt shall please God to 
ESS; Graunthim Life, health, and ability, To 
Jn° Price Learn & Instruct all Such Schollers as 

shall bee Sent to him, from any person or 
psons In y e towne, In y e English, Latten & Greek tongue 
Soe as to fitt them for y e Vniuersity, If desired & they are 
Capeable : alsoe to Vse his best Endeaue r to teach them 
good maners, & Instruct them In y e principles of Christian 
religion In Consideration of y e p r mises, heey e s d Epps shall 
receiue from Euery pson, y l Sends his Child or Children 
to Schoole, y e Sum of twenty shillings In money fi year 
for Each Childe & w* y* falls Short of Sixty pounds $ 
anum In money, y e Selectmen Ingage y e towne shall make 
up : & In Case hee shall haue more Schollers, then to make 
up y e aboues d Sum of Sixty pounds, shall take y e same to 
himself, as alsoe y e benefitt, of all such as shall bee sent 
from other townes, hee shall alsoe haue y e priuilidge, of 
Comonidge as formerly to all Inhabitants admitted, & bee 
freed from all rates, Trayning watchings, & wardings, as 
hath been Customary for those of y e Like occupation : In 
wittness thereunto y e s d Epps hath sett his hand 

Daniel Epps Jun r 

Att a meeting of y e Selectmen : y e 8 th 7 : 77 : being 

p r sant : 8 th Sept 1677 The Selectmen obserueing y e great 

neglect y* hath been of a towne ord r 

Mr Battrs form r ly made, oblidging Euery Inhabi- 

MrW- n Bro C wnr!j n nr tant to gett a suteable Ladder for his 

Mr Samii Gardnr house, & Considering y e great damage 

Mr B. Gedny yt ma y Acrew to y e towne for want 

j^Prfce thereof : doe further ord r y l Euery house 

houlder or Inhabitant, forthwith take 

Care to prouide themselues w th a good Sufficient Ladder 

for each house by y e tenth of octob r next, upon penality 

of ten shillings for defect thereof 



244 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

M r Barthol Gedny is desired & appointed to gett a 
batch made for y e meeting house 

L* Jno. Pickring is desired and appointed, to mend y e 
ways & fill up y e Gullies about y e meeting house, as hee 
Judge need ful 

[263] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 6 th Sept 1677 

Being p r sant as ^ margent Know all men 

Cap* Jn° Corwin ^J these p r sants : That whereas there hath 

Mr w m Browne a Controuersy arisen between M r Danie 11 

^ r l am lu% rd ^ E PPS sen 1 atturny to M" Elizabeth New- 
Mr Barthll Gedny ^ ., r ,_•£ . ,. , T r , 

Jn° Price man widow of M r Antipas Newman Late 

deceased, relating to a tract of Land form- 
erly graunted to Jn° Winthrop Esqui r on Royall Side att 
y e salt house point : y e original graunt on y e towne booke 
being butt Sixteen Acres & noe other graunt of more att 
y e place appearing upon record : yett notwithstanding y e 
s d Epps haueing produced Euidence of a greater tract Laid 
out by one of y e Layersout of Land, y* was then appointed 
hy y e towne attesting to certaine bounds, & thereupon y e 
s d Atturny to M rB Newman afores d molested att Law one 
Abraham : Read, whoe was actually pofsest of a small tract 
of Land about four acres more or Lefs, & had built upon 
y 6 s d Land & Improued itt seuerall years, w ch Land was 
formerly graunted by y 6 Towne to Henry Scerry sen r & 
Judged to bee y e Townes Just right soe to doe : Butt y 8 
s d Land of Abraham : Reads, falling w th in these bounds y l 
y e s d Attornies Euidences swore to of y e first Laying out 
to y e s d Winthrop Esqui r afores d : The s d Attorny recou rd 
an action against y e s d Read, to y e dispofefsing of him out 
of y e ,s d pofefsion from w ch an unauoidable Controuersy 
doth arise between y e s d Attorny & this towne, & y e Towne 
haueing fully Impowred y e selectmen to act In y e Case by 
Agreeing w tb y e s d Attorney or otherwise : It is therefore 
mutually Agreed betweene y e s d Epps Attorny as afores d 
& y e selectmen of Salem as a full & finall Ifsueof all Con- 
trouersy between y e s d M rs Newman & y e Towne of Salem 
relating to y e p r mises : y l there shall bee Laid out unto y 
s d M r Epps for y e Vse of y e s d M rs Newman forty & four 
Acres of Land Including y e Sixteen Acres wee finde 
graunted to y e s d winthrop as part thereof : And y e s d Epps 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 245 

Attorny as afores d doth hereby quitt & release all Claime 
or p r tence to y e Land before mentioned pofefsed by Abra- 
ham Read, & doth Engadge In y e behalf of M n Newman 
her heires, Executo rs administrators or afsignes y l y e s d 
Read, shall nott bee molefted In y e Injoymentof y e s d Land 
by any pson by from or und r y e s d Newman & c tr and y e 
Selectmen doe hereby Ingage to Lay out y e forty & four 
acres of Land afores d Conueniantly relating toy 6 forme of 
itt for fenceing : & this to bee a full & fmall lshue of all 
differances relating to Each pty aboue mentioned, y e s d 
Epps Atturny afores d accepting y e s d forty &four acres as 
full satiffaction relating to his Claime of Land In y e place 
afores d : as Witness his hand y e day & year aboues d : 
Daniell Epps Sen 

[264] Att a meeting of freemen : y e y e 10 th octob r 1677 
Voated y* butt one deputy shall bee Chosen, to Serue atty e 
generall Court, y e remainder of this year : & Jn° Puttnam is 
Choasen to Serue as aboues d till y e next Court of Election. 

5:9: 1677 This bill bindeth vs : Daniel Welds & Jere- 
miah : Neale to pay or Caus to bee pd unto y e selectmen 
1 or || ord r y e summe of four pounds for y e vse of y e To wne 
as y e Towne rates are pd att or before y e fift of January 
next ensueing : v s Doctor Welds y e sum of ten shillings & 
Jeremiah Neale y e summe of three pounds and ten shil- 
lings, for y e true pformance whereof : wee y e aboues d 
psons, oblidge o r selues, Executo" administrators or afsig- 
nes according to o r proportion aboue mentioned, firmly by 
these p r sants 

Danil Weld 
Jeremiah Neale 

Selectmen prsant Cap tn Nicholas Mailing is D r 

Cap* Jno Curwine To : balls of ace" as Constable for y e 

Mr Wm Browne Junr 1673 

j^ Price ' Agreed by y e Selectmen as a finall 

Ifsue 

y e summe of Six pounds & ten shillings 06 : 10 : 00 

Cred r « 1 p r of screws 2:10:00 

$ Docto r Welds 00 : 10 : 00 

p d tt Cap 1 price 24 : 9 : 

79 $ Jeremiah Neale 03 : 10 : 00 06 : 10 : 00 



246 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Alt a meeting of y e selectmen 30 th octob r 1677 

Being p r sant as "<§> mergent : 
Mr Batters Agreed by y e selectmen y* a towne 

Mr r^" *f ardnr meeting bee warn d y e next Lecture 
L* Jri° Pickring day, to bee upon y e next fryday Come 
Jno Price sen [n 1 ] att ten of y e Clock, to Cbuse 

Jurymen for y e next County Court, y e Last tuseday of 
nouemb r and w l elfe may fall In Alsoe y* y e freemen shall 
meet about two of y e Clock y e same day to Chuse Com- 
mifsioners according to a gener 1 Court graunt. 

Tho: Roze is abated: 15 s of his Last years rate Settled 
& pd M r Batt" ace" of eighteen pounds : 2 s : 4 d : accepted 
Sam 11 Phippeny allowed for spundge staues : 6 s : Dauid 
Fogg his rates are abated for this year, and w* is Short 
pd for y e Last year. 

[265] Att A meeting of y e Selectmen y e : 5 th 9 th 1677 
Being p r santas <P Margent : 

Mr Ed m Baft" Its : Agreed by y e Selectmen, y* y e 

M a r Pt m n B CurwiDe watch bee foarthwith discharged : And 
Mr Samii Gardnr Arth r Huges is desired & appointed to 
Jno Price || bee || bell man for y e Towne as Last 

year, In Consideration of w ch hee shall haue twelue pence 
$ night soe Long as hee shall Continue to pforme as 
abou es w ch shall bee Vntill y e Selectmen shall giue furth r 
ord r hee begun 7 th 11 : 1677 

M r Daniell Epps his wife is . appointed to Sett In y e 
westermost fore pew In y e meeting house : 

Att a meeting of y e Towne 9 th Nouemb r 1677 

Chosen for Jury of Trialls y e next County Court 
& Jn° Higginson Ed w Woolens 

L* Jeremiah Neale Jn° Norman 

M r Lendoll Francis Nurfs 

Ed w Flint 

L 1 Puttnam, refuseing to serue as one of y e Grandjury. 
It was Voated by y e Towne y l hee should be released 

Voated, y 1 there shall bee a Constant Contribution for 
y e poore Euery Lords day, w ch shall bee Comitted Into y e 
hands of y e Deacons, & by them decliu ed to y e Selectmen 
or their ord r for y e releife of y e poore : 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 247 

Voated y l those psons forinly appointed to Vew y e 
strips of Land about y e farms shall take a Vew of y e high- 
way Laid out through Jacob Barnies Land, & make him 
Just satisfaction, for y e Same out of some of y e Townes 
Common neer adjacent 

Att a meeting of y e freemen : 9 th Nouemb r 1677 
Chosen for Comifsioners for y e year Ensueing 
M r w ra Browne sen r 
M r E dm Batters 
M r Barthol : Gedny 

[266] Att a meeting of y e selectmen 25 th 10 th 1677 
Being p r sant as $ margent : 
Mr Ed m Batters: 

Cap* Jno Curwin Acc n of disburstments upon y e 

Mr LfSsS To ™ e ^ brought In f seuerall psons 
Mr Barthol : Gedny & accepted : as folloWeth V s 

Jno Price 

To : ace" giuen In $ Richard Croad & u ■ d 

Jeremiah Neal : ou r seer of y e highwayes 06 : 17 : 00 
To : acc tt of highwayes ^ M r Jn° Hawthorne 

& Willoughby : 08 : 00 : 00 

p d by Const r Hathorne To : Jn° Roapes l d 

worke upo : y e guns 00 : 05 : 00 

p d by constab 1 Hathorne Jn° Norman, for 

timb r & plank 00 : 09 : 08 

p d by const r Hathorne Sam 11 Beedle for y e 

great guns 00 : 09 : 00 

p d by const 1 Hathorne Mathew : Woodwell 

upon y e great guns 00 : 10 : 00 

Joshua :Ray, for a Woolfe killing 01 : 10 : 00 

p d "$ bill : to Sam 11 Gardn r Francis Scerry 

for Sarah : Lambart 05 : 00 : 00 

p d $ M r Browne 1676 W m Lord for bell 

ringing : 08 : 00 : 00 

for wch hee hath a bill upon Sam" Gardnr w th his owne 
M r W m Browne Jun r f, ace" 00 : 06 : 08 

Pd p bill to ye Constables 12U 16 : 7d pd p Const Hathorne 

M r Batters, as appeares upon Towne booke, 

w th other disburstments since 26 : 16: 07 

Pd p bills to W m Lakes and Constable Gardnr 



248 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Jn° Price, as appeares upon Towne Booke 

w th other disburstments since 14 : 08 : 02 

Pd p bill to Cons tr Hathorn 
L* Jn° Pickrin for y c Vse of a bull one year, 

plank & c tr as $ ace" 05 : 10 : 02 

pd p Flint : 8'i : 1 : 9 40li pd p bills to Cons t Hawthorn & Gardnr giuen 
him a bill to Cliford in full for 14H 17* 7d 14 : 17 : 7 

Cap 4 George Corwine ^ balls of all acc tts 

to this day made up 63 : 02 : 04 

Pd p bill to Const Sarnll Gardnr 
Cap* Jn° Corwine, to pay y e bell man 40 s w th 

other disburstments as ^ ace" 06 : 04 : 00 

pd p bill to Jn° Pease 1673 & w* hee is Dr upon balls when Con- 
stable 
Jn° Marston Jun r for work upon y e Cutt 01 : 00 : 00 
Tho : Fuller, for killing a Woolfe 01 : 10 : 00 

P d by consf Hathorne Widdow : Koapes : 04 : 07 : 00 
P d by const r Hathorne Tho: Cromwell for 

house rent 01 : 06 : 00 

Pd by bill Job Swinerton 12 : 11 : 79 1677 
Jn° Puttnam for his deputyship 02 : 10 : 00 

P d $ bill to Cons 1 Gardn r Sam" Phippeny for 

spundg staues 00 : 06 : 00 

P d ^ bill to Cons* Hawthore M r Barthol : 

Gedny as $ ace" 12 : 00 : 08 

Sam" Buxton for worke 01 : 03 : 00 

P d $ bill to Sam 11 Gardn r M r Sam 11 Gardn r 

sen r as ^ ace" 03 : 11 : 00 

P d ty bill to Cons* Hathorn M r Jn° Gedny 

sen r : as f ace" 09 : 05 : 04 

P d $ bill to Cons* Gardn r Jacob Pudeato r for 

Iron worke 01 : 00 : 00 

P d out of the rates in his Acc° M r Jn° Haw- 
thorne pd Lord for 1677 
P d $ bill to Cons* Gardn r Good™ Potter 
P d $ bill to Cons* Hathorn Jn° Cooke 
P d f bill to Sam 11 Gardn r M r W m Browne 

Jun r for a bell 01 : 00 : 00 



07 


:00 


00 


00 


07 


00 


01 


07 


06 



SALEM TOWN. RECORDS. 249 

)P d $ his rates 1674. &. 20* : ou r M r W m 

Browne sen r his acc tt 07 : 01 : 03 

P<* p bill to Pease and w 1 hee is debt? npon balls as Constable 
Jn° Marston for worke ab* y e meeting house 00 : 16 : 06 
CP*. by Ely Geoyles Hugh Joanes for wood & 

l d worke 00:07:00 

' P d $ bill to Sam 11 GardV M r Sam 11 Gardner 

sen r for vse of house 00 : 10 : 00 

M> Hilliard Veren sen r 

?^ni!!c to .? on 'V- o: house for y e watch oo : 12 : oo 

Symonds alowed in ,» r -r, ~, , ■/ „ n ,, 
Acco M r B Gedny p d y e , Brll 

man & c v 00 : 08 : 00 

[267] 25 th 10 th 1677 Acc tt of Disburstments upon 
y e poore Estw rd people payable by y° Country V s 
P d by Coale & Andrews M r Batters 06 : 06 : 00 

Jn° Price 00:10:00 

J n° Earthy for house rent 01:04:00 

i P d in Abr Coales Acc° Nath : Silsby for a 

coffin 00-10:00 

P d to M r Batter $, Coale & Andrews ' M r 

Bartholmew; for. house rent 00 : 15 : 00 



09 : 05 : 00 



more 3 U alowed Ant. Dike for houfe rent 

out of his rates 76 : 77 3 : 00 : 00 



12:05 :00 
Att a meeting of y e Selectmen y e 7 th 11 th 1677 Being 
p'sant as ^> margent : — 

Agreed w th Richard Stackhouse, to 
•MrEdm Batters pay for y e benefitt of y e ferry y e year 

Mr Sam" Gardnr senr Towne of : Salem, for - y e vse of y 8 

Mr Barthoil Gedny Schoolemaster || & *", 1 and. att y e Ex- 

Joh J n n pric C e kr,ng " piration of y e year hee is to haue y e re- 

fuseall, for time to Come, provided hee 



01 


14 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


:10 


00 


00 


07 


00 



250 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

giue Soe much as any other person or psons shall offer for 
y e same 

Ace" of Abatements out of y e rates to Seuerall psons as 
followith : V s 
Benjamin : Ganson : 34 s 
M r Cannon : 14 s 
Rogger : Hill : 
Peter : Miller : 
Jn° Marston sen r all his rates 
Mathew : Nixon all his rates 
Joseph : Ing r son his Towne rate 
Jn° : Vowden 
Gilbert : Peters 
Richard : Simmons 2 s 
Richard : Rowlands Wife hath Liberty to sett In y e sec- 
ond seat, behind y e wooemens great seat in y e meeting 
house 

Robert : Fuller is admitted an Inhabitant Into this 
towne : 

Tho : Flint is D* 
To balls of acc tt made up y e 2 nd January 1676 
In this booke y 9 Summe of 19 : 02 : 03 

Res d ^ receipt from Cap* Corwine 08 : 04 : 09 



00 


10 


:00 


00 


:14 


:09 


00 


02 


00 



Rest due is li 10 : 17 : 06 

Res d ^ abatement to Rob : Stoane for his min- 
isters rate 15 s & Jn° Smith 2:6: 00 : 17 : 06 



li 10 : 00 : 00 
Con s Flints Acc° is Cary d forward & Settled & hee is 
difcharged 

Reconed w th Constable Tho Flint this 19 th February 
1677 : & hee stands debte r to y* Towne to balls ace" ten 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 251 

pounds w° h summe of tea pounds, hee doth hereby oblidge 
himself, his heires & executors & c tr to pay or Caus to bee 
p d unto y e Towne of Salem or ord r 
Wittnefe his hand 

Tho : Flint 



[268] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen, w th y e Comitty, 
appointed by y e Towne & c tr Being p r sant as <jft margent 
: 24 th : 11 th : 1677 

Selectmen : These p r sents Wittnefseth : That y e 

Selectmen of y e Towne of Salem, w th y e 
Mr Batters Comitty, y l was appointed by y e Towne, 

MrStmU B GaTdnr to Search out, & dispose of Such par- 
Mr Barth : Gedny cells of Land as they should flnde of y e 
Jn° J price CkriDg Town es Commons Laying between y 6 
, farmes, or Claymed by any, yett appear- 

Committy : i ng to b ee y e Xownes Common Haueing 
Mr Jn° Hawthorn found between y e Land of Nathaniel! 
Francis nS* Puttnam & NathanieU Felton ; a parcell 

of Land about sixty Acres more or Lefs, 
Vpon due Examination to bee y e Townes Common, and 
y e graunt of fifty Acres, to W m Gigles now pofefsed by 
Nath : Puttnam made good to y e full, Haue Therefore, 
Lett and sett to Lease, y e said pcell of Land of Sixty 
Acres more or Lefs, and alsoe w* other Land, Laying neer 
thereunto, shall bee found & declared by y e Towne, or such 
as they shall appoint, to bee y e Townes Common, as alsoe 

a Small parcell of Land of about nine 
Ed Flint Acres, Laying att y e Vper or Westward 

W» Tnisk End of Nath - Puttnam his Land : Vnto 

Ji Cook Edward Flint Jeremiah Neale : Wil- 

W» dbnri Uam : Trask ' Isack : Cook ' Jn ° Pease 

Jno Cromwell senr W m osburne and Jn° Cromwell, 

For y e full space & tearm of one thou- 
sand yeares & a day, to bee Injoyed w th all y e apperti- 
nances, proffetts & priuiledges thereunto belonging, to 
them, their heires, Executors, administrators & afsignes 
dureing y e whole Tearm e afores d : 



! 252 " sAlem toVn records. 

' In ' Consideration of y e p r mises, ' Each ' person aboue 
named Engageth, for himself, heires' Executors, adminis- 
trators & afsignes, to pay for y e same Land y* is allredy 
Settled, and w* may or shall bee added as afores d Vnto y° 
Towne of Salem or such as they shall appoint to receiue 
itt, his full proportion of y e whole summe y* y e Land as 
afores d shall amount unto att seauen pence <j£> Acre, In 
Currant money of N England being a seauenth part to 

; Each of them, from year to year for each year dureing y e 
whole Tearm of one thousand years &'a day,- from y e date 
hereof, and doe further Ingage as afores d y* they will not 
dispose of any of y e wood Cutt off from 
be?we e ea ?r th e e mt s d Land to any', butt y e Inhabitants of 

proprietors this Towne : And In Case any of y e 

, abone&thofe aboue mentioned, fayle of payment, or 

is Entred in otherwise Euery year y e payment to bee 

ye n>st book made some time In January Succefsive- 

foTiaT ds *y» Then his P r °p° rtion of y e sd Land > 

to bee forfitt to y e rest of y e Leasers, 
whoe there upon, doe hereby oblidge themselues,' Execu- 
tors administrators and afsignes to pay y* or those propor- 
tions alsoe Vnto y e Towne as aforesd & for y e truepform- 
ance of y e p r mises, Each pson hath hereunto sett his hand, 
this 24 th January, one thousand six hundred & seauenty 
seauen 

[269] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen of 'Salem y e 1* 
February 1677 : Being p r sent as ^> margent 
Mr Ed m Batters Know all men, whome these may 

^'W m Browne Conserne, ' y 1 y e selectmen of Salem, 

Mr Samll Gardnr > J J » 

Mr Bartb : Gedny whose names are sett In y e margent have 
L 4 Jn° Pickring In y e behalf, & by ord r of y 8 Towne of 
• Jn° Price ' Salem a f ores d Leaten & sett to Lease 

Unto Jn 6 Green, Jn° Leach y e son of Richard Leach & to 
' Jn° Bachilder, all of them of y e Towne of Salem afores d 
all y e Townes Common on Ryall Side, Excepting forty & 
four acres of y e Commons on Ryall Side afores d w ch y e 
selectmen doe reseruej for y e Vse and benefitt of those 
neighbo rt ' whoe border on y e s d Land; or' Townes" Common 
on Ryall Side, & y e fiue hextfamilies Iri y e northfield, ' as 



SALEM TOWN , BECOBD8. 253. 

y e selectmen shall ord r y* is to say Twenty acres of y e 8 d , 
forty & four acres, to bee allotted out by y" selectmen In- 
tire for y e Vse of those fiue families in y e north field as 
afores d and y e rest of y* forty & four acres to bee for y 8 
Vse of Leif Richard Leach, Jn° Leach, Jn° Green, Jn° 
Bachelder, Joseph Bachelder & Abraham Warren, w 011 y* 
Selectmen doe allot to them as their proportion of y" 
Townes Commons: W ch s d pcell of Townes Commons on 
Ryall Side afores d y e selectmen, In behalf & by y e ord r of 
y e Towne of Salem : Haue Letten & sett to Lease, Vnto 
y e s d Jn° Green, Jn° Leach & Jn° Bachild r for y e full 
space & tearme of one thousand years, from y e date hereof 
w th ft y y e p ro fitts and priuiledges thereunto belonging to 
bee held & Injoyed by them, their heires Executors, ad- 
ministrato" or afsignes dureing y e whole tearme, of one 
thousand yeares afores d , and y e selectmen doe Ingage, y e . 
s d Common on Ryall Side, shall bee rate free, to them, 
their heires, Executo rs administrators & afsignes, dureing 
y e whole space and tearme of one thousand yeares : 
Posted Into ye Booke ^ n : Considiration of y e p r mises, y e 
of Kecords and there afores d Leafsees, Jn° Green, Jn° Leach 
Pfectedfol:l22 & Jn o B acheld r , doe hereby Ingage 

themselues, their heires, Executors, administrators, or 
afsignes, to pay for Each year Succefsively dureing y e 
whole tearme of one thousand years afores d y e full & Just 
summe of twenty & two pounds in Currant money of New 
England, unto y e Towne of Salem, or their ord r att or 
before y e day of y e date hereof, & doe further Ingage for 
them selues heires Executors or afsignes, y 4 w l wood 
soeuer shall bee disposed of from y e s d Land, dureing y e 
s d tearme, shall bee sould to y e Inhabitants of y e Towne 
of Salem, for their owne Vse, & alsoe y e s d Leafsees, doe 
Ingage them selues, their heires, Executo" administrators 
& afsignes, to pay for halfe y e fence, y* shall bee made 
between y e s d Land, & y e twenty acres of Townes Com- 
mon reserued as afores d for y e Vse of y e fiue families in 
y e north field And in Case of non payment, according to 
time & specie afore.s d y e aboues d Leafsees, Jn° Green, Jn° 
Leach & Jn° Bacheld r doe Ingage themselues, their heires, 
executors, administrators or afsignes to pay unto y" 



254 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Towne of Salem afores d one yeares rent besides w* is 
Justly due to y e Towne, for y e Improuement of s d Comons 
and peaceably to yeild up y e pofefsion of y e s d Land to y e 
Towne of Salem And for y e true & sure pforniance of 

all & euery part of y e p r mises y e __ ...... , 

i a t r u- j X i Wittnefs their hands 

aboues a Leaisees, bind tnemselues, w th seales affixed 
heires, executo™ administrators & Jno Leach, 
afcignes, firmly by these p-sents : y° Jj <£ e c e h n e > der 
day & year aboues". 

[270] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen 13 February 1677 
Being p r sant as ^> margent : 

„ „ t Jn° Browne is abated out of his 

Mr Batters <T^ m „„ „+,> 7s 

Mr W Browne lowne rate 7 s 

Mr Samii Gardnr Good m Beachum is abated of his rates 8 

Lt' JnopiSrlng Isack Goodale abated of his ^te 3 5 
Jn° Price M r Swettland abated of his rates 5 

to be alowed Huchefon 

19 : 12 : 1677/8 The Selectmen, Considering y e Weak- 
nesf& Inability of Tho: Dixy sen r to procure a Liuely- 
hood, haue lett unto Tho : Dixy Jun r In behalf of his 
father, y e Benefitt of y e ferry Soe Long as Tho : Dixy 
sen r shall Liue, att y e rate of fiue shillings $ anum In 
money to bee pd to y e Towne of Salem or their ord r for 
y e Vse of a grammer schoole master & c te anually att or 
before y e date here of & after y e decease of y e s d Tho : Dixy 
sen r Tho : Dixy Jun r shall haue y e ref useall of s d ferry, pro- 
uided hee giue Soe much as any other pson or persons shall 
offer for y e same: and y e Selectman doe ord r y t henceforth 
all pafsengers y* are or shall bee transported over s d ferry 
shall pay unto y e afores d ferry man three pence ^ p s a 
time In money, and for Euery horfs twelue pence 

6:1: 1677/8 Agreed by y e Selectmen y* a Towne 
meeting bee Warned upon y e next Lecture day to bee 
held y e next Second day come sen" att ten of Clock, for 
y° Choyce of Selectmen & Constables and w 4 Elfs may 
fall In Alsoe to Warne y* freemen to meet upon Satur- 
day next att 10 Clock for nomination of majestrates 
Choyce of a County Treasurer & Comifsioner 

Jn° Chapling is pmitted to dwell In y e Towne dureing 
y e Townes pleasure 



SALEM TOWK RECORDS. 



255 



M r Sana 11 Gardn r sen r is appointed to Joyne w th y e Com- 
itty formerly appointed to Lay out y e high Wayes In y e 
north field 

7:1: 1677/8 Jn° Newell Jun r of Lin is admitted an 
Inhabitant : 

Jn° Pease Cred r By Jn° Marston Jun r 54 s 

Att a meeting of y e freemen : 10 th March 1677/8 Chos- 
en for a Comifsioner to Carry In y e Voates, for y e nomi- 
nation of majestrates att y e meeting of y e Comifsioners of 
other townes upon y* day appointed by Law : M r John 
Higginson Jun r 



[271] 1677 Constable Jn° Marston f or y e year 167 3 LV 





li 


s 


d 


To : y e ministers rate w th y e ou r plus : 


76 


: 06 


: 06 


To : y e Country rate : 


29 


: 12 


: 02 


To : y e addition of y e s d Rate : 


21 


: 19 


: 00 


To: his Towne rate: 


49 


:08 


09 


To : pay for Constable Pease 


02 


14 


: 00 


i 


'180 


00 


05 


Res d as "$ acc tt below 


178 


19 


16 


Ball 8 res d f ace" 25 th : 10 th : 1677 








Rest due to y e Towne 


001 


00 


06 


Aboues d Acc tt Cred r 








By: seuerall bills w^ hee hath p d <$ seuerall 


mens 




Worke upon y e Cutt 4, 


19: 


13 


06 


By: Bartholmew Gedny & Comp 


15 


12 


08 


By: a bill to Jn° Marston 


07 


04: 


00 


By : a bill to Manafses Marston 


05: 


05 


06 


By : a bill to Nath : Pickman & Comp 


06: 


01: 


09 


By : Philip Cromwell : 


01 


00 


00 


By : Richard Prince 


01 


15 


00 


By : W m Smith and Ashby 


00 


18 


00 


By : M r W m Browne Sen r 


01 


19: 


05 


By : Jn° Hawthorn 


02: 


00: 


00 


By : Richard Richards 30 s 


01: 


10: 


00 


By : Jn° Pickring 


05: 


01: 


06 


By : Cap ta Walt r Price 


02: 


13: 


06 



256 SALEM T0-W7T RECORDS. 

By : Seuerall mens Worke att y e fort 02 : 12 : 00 

By : mens worke 01 : 07 : 06 ; 

By : Jn° Norman 01 : 00 : 00 "< 
By : y e ministers rate p d Cap 1 George Corwin 70 : 08 : 00 

By : Abatments of Seuerall psons & c te 02 : 19 : 00 

By : soe much pd y e Treasurer 29 : 12 : 02 

By : w* y e Selectmen Allow for gathering 00 : 06 : 05 



"178:19:06 



15 th March 1677/8 Arth r Huges is D r 

posted 5 leaues forward 
For w* hee hath res d toward this yeares allowance 
P d in his Acc° $ M r Ed m Batters : 31 s : 9 d 01 : 11 : 09 
P d iu his Acc° $, Capt Jn° Corwine : 01 : 16 : 00 

P d in his last Acc° ^ Mr : Barthlomew: Gedny : 00 : 04 : 06 



u 03 : 12 : OS 
To James Browne for mend y e bill 02 : 00 



3:14:03 
13:12: 1677 Its agreed by y e selectmen y* there shall 
bee a wicket doore made att y e East doore of y e meeting- 
house and another atty e west doore, & M r W m Browne & 
Jn° Price are appointed to gett itt dOne 

[272] Att a meeting of y e Selectmen 15 th : March 
1677/8 Being p r santas <j& margent : 
Mr Batters The Selectmen haue agreed, y* whatt' 

Cap* j n o corwin Lands, Islands and ferries (belonging 
Mrs V amU B G a7dnr to y e Towne) are Lett to Lease to y e 
Mr B : Gedny Seuerall psons, according to their Seu- 

Jn<> Price era u deeds as In y e Towne book of Rec- 

ords may more amply appear are hereby appropriated: to - 
y e Vse of y e Towne for y e maintenance of a gramer school- 
master & c tt according to y e Voat of y e Towne bearing 
date : V b Aprill 1677 

Ace" of y e 13" In mony Laid out : Res d from Major- 
Hawthorn belonging to y e Towne' V* u s ' d ' 
To M r B : Gedny : pd for remoueing y e towne 

house 01:05:00) 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS^ 257: 

To pd M r Batters In money : for worke men 

& c fa 02 : 00 : 00 

To pd M r Browne Jun r for bulletts & Lead. 

bullets 1° 04 : 08 : 00 

To pd M r Browne sen r for bulletts : 1° w* 14 u 01 : 06 : 06 



08 : 19 : 06 
To y e remain r Laid out In boards & shingles 
for y e Towne house : bought by Cap* 
Corwine 

Memorandum : 
Left : In : M r Browne sen r his hands : 1° : want 14" bullets 
In M r W m Browne Jun r his hands about 1° 2<» u 20 u 

bullets 
In : M r W m Browne sen r his hands about : 106" 

powd r 
In : Constable Hawthorn & Gardn 13 hands : bullets : 
3 C l* a 10 u 
all delinoured mr Ph Cromwell 24 : 10 : 80 caryed p Jo Bly 

Graunted to Docto r Weld forty shillings for y e Cureing 
of Ellin wood his hand thirty shillings of itt payable In 
many y? other ten, to balls w* hee Ingaged for Cap* Man- 
ing: 

is paid in lew of it 50» as y rates ran p Coale 
Att a Generall Towne metting the 18 th march 1677/8 
Chofen for Selectmen for the yeare Infuing 
m r Joseph Graften Leu* Leach 

m r Philip Cromwell Edw Flint 

John Higginson W m Trask 

Sam u Gardner Jun r 
Voated by the Towne that foure counstables shall be. 
Chofen this yeare for the neck on this Side the Bridge 
Constables Chofen 
for the Towne for the farmes 

Thomas Searle Josua Ray 

Dauid Phipeny Isack Cooke 

John Norman 
William Curtice 

[273] Att a Generall Towne metting the 19 Apreill 
1678 wheras the last towne metting ware Seauen Select- 



258 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

men chofen & two of them not being qualified according 
to law viz Edw flint & william Trask not haueing taken 
the oath of fidelity the towne came to a new Choyce for 
two other & ware Chofen Cap* Jn° Corwin & Edward flint 
s d f[l]int haueing taken s d oath 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 19 : 2 m0 1678 being p* 
sent as <j^ margin 

Cap* Jno corwin J oh " Higgmson Jun r is Chofen to kepe 
mr Jos : Graf ten the Towne Booke for The yeare Insu- 
mr Ph Cromwell ing Agred with Walter Skiner and 
Samu Gar L dn a er h Junr John Elanwood to kep the Cowes or 
Edw. Flint Catle this yeare who are to begin the 22 

Jn° Higginson Junr of Apreill 78 & to End the 24 October 
following & they doe ingage toprouide two Suficient bulls 
for the heard upon ther owne cost & charge In considera- 
tion wherof they are to be allowed foure shillings and 
three pence I* head one third in mony or butter & the 
other two thirds in goods & prouifion from the owners of 
such cowes or catle as they shall kep : and they shall take 
care sesonably & spedylyy' all such cowes or Catle y* are" 
or shall be at any time Lost be looked up and brought 
home by them & that they shall goe with ther heard two 
Dayes in a weke for the fore part of the yeare in thofe 
woods ouer the butt Brooke 

The Selectmen of Salem doe order that all Swine that 
goe on the comons shall be suficiently yoaked & ringed by 
the twenty sixt day of Apreill next on the penalty of 
twelve pence p r day for euery such defect & that all or 
euery such Swine as shall from the time aboue mentioned 
be found in any mans garden or Inclofier not yoaked and 
Ringed as aforesaid shall be forfited the one halfe to the 
pore of the Towne & the other p r sons Apointed to exe- 
cute this order & to that end haue chofen and Impowred 
John Whifin and Arther Hufe fully to Execute Viz : to 
take up all Swine that from time to time they shall find 
unyoaked and unringed either on the Towne Comons or in 
any mans garden or Inclofier requireing satisfaction acord- 
ing to the aboue said order and in Cafe they shall at any 
time resaue Information from any other p r son of swine so 
transgresing they shall forthwith repaire to said place & 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 259 

execute ther ofice it is to be understood that any man 
keping swine in his owne Inclolier are not to be Seized 

Chofen for Survayers of fences In North feild James 
Simonds, Jn° Peafe, Sen r In South feild James Poland 
Jn° Holmes without the Bridge Jn° Traske Jos. Boyce, 
Jun r for y e Towne w th in y e Bridge John Williams Cop r 
Christo r Bauage And it is ordered that all fences be made 
up forthwith 

[274] 19 : 2 mo : 1678 Chofen to run Perambulation 
for Salem betwene Topsfeild and Salem Corporall Jn° 
Puttman Leu* Leach Leu 4 Tho: Puttman & Daniell An- 
drews, & y* notice be giuen to the Selectmen of Topsfield 
that they met with our men apointed on the 29 Apreill 
next at 10 Clock at Jos Porters houfe 

Samuell Beadle is Chofen to be Sealer of waites and 
mefures for the yeare infuing in p r sents of Constable Dauid 
Phipeny who is to giue him Notice thereof 

Att a meeting of the freemen 22 Apreill 1678 Voated 
that ther be two Deputies chofen for this towne for the 
whole yeare Infuing 

Chofen for Deputies for the yeare Insuing M r Edmond 
Batter and M r Bartholmew Gidney 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 30 : 2 mo 1678 being 
P r sent 

Cap Jn° Corwin Agred that ther shall be a towne 

Mr phV Cr r omw n eil netting warned to be on the third may 
Leu* Rd Leaeh next for the conlidering how to rayfe m r 

Sam" Gardner Jnnr Higginsons maintenance for this yeare, 
?no W Hig g Sn junr for the Choyce of a Clarke of the mar- 
kett & for the Choyce of men to man- 
age the bufiness betwene Salem & Beuerly at the next 
Gen r Court & what elfe may fall in 

Att a meting of the Selectmen 1 May 78 being P r sent 
Cap 4 Jn° Corwin Agred that the Constables watch shall 

mrJos Graften be Sett of Six men euery night with 

SS'JSSS^Ju^ armes & amunition acording to law & 
Jn° Higginson that they begin at deacon princes corner 

& to goe downe eastward. 

Att a Jen 1 Towne metting 3 may 1678 Voated that 



XbV SALEM TOWN BECORDS. 

wheras ther is about 50 u in mony raifed by the comity for- 
finding out of land for seuerall strips of Land sould the , 
Towne doe order that thes d mony be comitted into the hands 
of the Selectmen to be let out by them, to any man or men : 
that can give in good Security & will undertake to satisfy. 
m r Higginson Sen r according to agrement, for this yeare , 
&. that the mony be returned into the hands of the Select- 
men at the yeares end 

Voated : Sam 11 Beadle is Chofen Clarke of the market 
for the yere Infuing 

Voated: Corp r Jn° Puttman & m r Sam 11 Gardner Sen* 
are Chofen by the Towne to manage the buifonese at the 
Jen r Court between Salem & Beuerly. 

Voated that the Towne is not willing to grant any, 
farther inlargment of Land to the Towne of Beverly 

Voated that the Selectmen have the Same power to 
transact the afaires of the towne as they had the last yeare 
& Some yeares past 

[275] Att a meting of the Selectmen 17 May 78 being 
p r sent ^ margin 

Cap* Jn° Corwin John Bulock is Chofen & apointed & 

m r v°h' c TaUen u Lmpowred to execute all the lawes and, 
Sam" Gardner Jan* orders made about horfes & he to haue 
Edw. flint half e the fines y* the lawe allowes the. 

Jn° Higginson other halfe to be paide to the Select- 

men for the Townes vfe 

Att a meting of the Selectmen 22 May 78 being p r sent. 
mr Jos. Graften Agred with Samuell Stone to build 

^ r F. h - Cr ° mwe T u two Chimnies in the Towne houfe one, 1 
bamu Gardner Junr , , , -,, , «, . . 

Edw flint below and a Chamber Chimny large, 

Jn° Higginson good Substantiall worke and to prouid; 

Labourers upon his owne Charge for w ch he is to haue. 
fiue pounds in merchan 1 Indian Corne at 3 s $ bb or goods 
at a portionable rate & to doe the worke forthwith 

pd him by Jn° Higginson 2:0:0: by Sam 11 Gard r 3 :• 
0:0: as p r ther Acc° 

The Towne D r to James Browne for mends Glafe in t 
the meting houfe & mend 8 the belmans belt 7 s 5 d w ch ia. : 
p d him p r noat to Const* Gardner 



sAlem town records. -261 

Att a 'meting of the Selectmen 24 : May 1678 being 
p r sent 

Capt Jn<> Corwin Resaued of m r Jn° Hathome in behalfe 
tor Jos. Graf ton f the Comitty for Selling land the 
"aXaXerjunr Snmeof 42" 10' 06" in mony w* they 
Jn° Higginsoa Jnnr had resaued for land Sould 

The ministers rate made and Comitted to the Consta- 
bles as foil 5 

Constable Thomas Series proportion 038 : 00 : 00 

To the Overplus of his proportion 02 : 03 : 07 

Constable William Curtice his proportion 37 : 00 : 00 
To the Ouerplus of his proportion 01 : 19 : 06 

Constable Jn° Norman his proportion 38 : 10 : 00 

To the Ouerplus of his proportion 01 : 15 : 03 

Constable Dauid phipeny his proportion 36 : 00 : 00 

To the Ouerplus of his proportion 03 : 01 : 03 

Constable Jos" a Ray his proportion 13 : 10 : 00 

To the Ouerplus of his proportion 00 : 10 : 00 

Constable Jn° Grene his proportion 17 : 00 : 00 

To the Ouerplus of his proportion 00 : 11 : 09 



190:01:04 



' Att a meting of the Select men 25 may 78 being p r sent 
as p r margn 1 
Cap* Jn° Corwin Wheras the towne past a Voat 3 may 

mr J hill Gr c>o e mwell 1678 that the m ° ny r&yfed hj the C ° m " 
Sam" GardnerTunr itty for Selling land, should be lett out 
Jn° Higginson Junr to any that would undertake to Satisfy 
m r Higginson according to the Townes agrement, The 
Selectmen haue agred w th Samuell Gardner Jun r & John 
Higginson Jun r to Satisfy m r Higginson acording to that 
agrement Viz to pay him one hundred pounds in mony & 
forty Cord of wood : for w ch they are to haue the Vfe of 
the mony w ch is 42 u : 10 s : 6 d which was resaued from m r 
Jn° Hathome as aboue in behalfe of the Comitty, & to 
haue the ministers rate as m r William Browne Jun r had 
the last yeare to be paid into them by the Constables w th 
a third abatment to thofe y l pay mony & the said Gardner 
& Higginson being to haue each of them halfe y e S d 



262 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

mony & Each to pay halfe of the Townes agrement to m r 
Higginson Sen r they doe Ingage each for himfelfe to re- 
turne the Said forty two pounds ten shill^ & 6 d in mony 
into the hands of the Selectmen before the time of the 
Choflng of Selectmen for the next yeare Infuing 

[276] 25 : May 1678 Agred y* ther Shall be a towne 
metting warned on lecture day next to be on friday fol- 
lowing for the Choyce of the Jury of tryalls, Choyce of 
a Constable for the woods & to anfwer the Executors of 
Hen r True for a grant of Land, and a grant of land to 
Sam 11 Gardner Sen 1 & the requests of Nath felton Sen r 
Rob* folet Tho Gold Jn° Norton & Rob* Gray for Land 

Att a Towne Metting 31 : May 1678 Chofen for the 
Jury of Tryalls to Serue in June Court next. Corporall 
Jn° Puttman m r Tho Gardner m r Groues m r John Rucke 
m r Tim° Lindall Manaf 8 Marston Ely : Geoyles 

P r sons nominated for a Constable w th out the brige 
Jn° Grene & Thomas Gold & being both Voated Jn° 
Grene was Chofen Constable for the yeare Infuing 

Hen r True Son of Hen r True P r senting a petition to 
the Towne for the making good of a grant of Land of 40 
acres granted to his father S d Hen r True, its Voated by 
the Towne y* it is left to the Selectmen to agree w th Said 
True & make him Satisfaction either by Payment or land 

Jos Hardy Jun r is fred from Watching for the p r sent 
14:4:1678 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 14: 4: 1678 being 
prsent 

Cap* Jno Corwin M r Hen r Bartholmew Cred* $ alowed 

mr Jos. Graften f or his deputyship in y e yeare 1676 as 
Samu GarcK junr aperes 17 leaues backward li s d 
Jn° Higginson Jnnr 08 : 10 : 08 

D r To paid Manafeth Marston in his Con- 

st bls Acc° 3 : 15 : 

To paid Jn° Hathorne in his Constables 

Acc° $ ord r 4 : 14 : 

An* Dike is abated 20* more of his 
rates to Constable Jn° Hathorne 
for 77 upon Confideration of his 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 263 

Entertaining two familys of the 
v Easterne pore 

p uy Ely Geoyles : Allowed to Elisha 

Keby for the Vfe of his bull 76 1:0:0 

p d by Jn° Hathorne : To Jn° Mafon for 

7 U brick bats 0:7:0 

p d by Man r Marfton : To G 60 Both, in 

p* for his worke about town houfe 

p d him by manaf Marston 0:4:4 

p d by Con s Norman : To Mix 1 Mack- 

maly for worke on the Towne houfe : 8 : 
p d by noat to Geoyles : To Jn° Milke 

for worke on the Towne houfe : 7 : 

p d by noat to Con rt Poland : To Jn° 

Lander for mak g a bl Stafe for 

Dauid Phipeny 0:3:0 

Itt is ordered that a warrant be given to Leu* Thomas 
Puttman & Hen r Keny to repaire the Highway beyound 
Old Huchefons w ch Leu* Puttman gaue notice of y* it was 
Defectiue, to be done before Salem Court, w ch was giuen 
to Hen 1 Keny. 
9:5:78 James Browne Glaz r D r to paid 

by manaf Marston is alowed in his 

Const r Acc° 2 : 0:0 

16: 5: 78 To a noat upon Conft r Jn° 

Procture 1:0:0 

13 : 10 : 78 To paid you by Tho Roots in 

mony for rent of y e lane 77 : 10 : 

10 : 11 : To a bill upon Tho flint for 2 : 10 : 

To a bill upon Const 1 Curtice 31 s 

2 d in mony & in rates 13 s 6 d 2 : 04 : 8 



8 : 4:8 
Res d 123 fott 1-2 Glafe for ye 

Towne houfe 16 $ 8:4:8 

[277] being P r sent of the Selectmen 
m r Jos Graf ten Constable John Hathorne D 1 as 

mrph: Cromwell apeares P r Acc° 8 leaues backward for 
ldw U fl?nt ' Towne Country & minesters rates, 

Jn<> Higginson Junr 1677 572 : 15 : 06 



•264 SALEM TOWN EBCOED8. 

17 : 4 : 1678 : Resaued p r paid m r William 

Browne Jun r for the ministers rate 1677 072 : 10 : 00 
$ y e part of Disbursment w ch you paid to 

Seuerall men upon the Countrys Acc° 

as apeares by his book 194 : 12 : 09 

20 : 12 mo 77 P d to Tresurer Hull as mony 

p* of y e mony rates $ Keep* 40 : 03 : 06 

6 & 20 : 12 mo 77 P d to the Tresurer Hull 

as rates run at two Seuerall times ^ 

Recipt 33 : 16 : 08 

27 : 6 : 78 : P r paid the Treasurer in 

mony in p* of the mony rate 36 : 11 : 10 

Pa dito : Trefurer f a debenter as mony 02 : 09 : 00 





350 


04 


: 3 


$ p d W m Lord for 77 


07 


: 00 


:00 


p d Jn° Mafon for brick batts 


00 


07 





p d m r Edm° Batter 


12 


16 


• 7 


p d Jn° Ropes 5 s Sam 11 Beadle 9 s 


00 


14 


00 


p d widow Ropes 4 U 7 s Jn° Norman 9 s 8 d 


04 


16 


08 


p d Math WoodweU 10* 


00 


10: 


00 


p d Thomas Cromwell 


01 


06 


00 


p d m r Bartholmew Gidny 


12 


:00 


08 


p d Leu* Jn° Pickring 


05 


10 


02 


p d Cap* Geo. Corwin 


20 


00 


00 


p d Jn° Cooke : 27 s 6 d m r Jn° Gidny 9 U : 5 


:4 d 10 


12 


10 


p d m r Hen r Bartholmew 


04: 


14: 


00 



80 : 07 : 11 

p d to Seuerall men in y e ward for worke up- 
on the fortification & highwayes as p r 
- his Acc° 74 : 09 : 05 

17 : 4 : 78 p r Sundry Acc° of abatements 

for Seuerall mens rates as p r bagge 26 : 10 : 09 

$ abatment to An* Dike more 01 : 00 : 00 

^ paid Bartholmew Gidny for disbursments 
upon fortication p r ord r of the Com- 
itty 04 : 08 : 00 

<P p d to Nat pickman Sen', for disbursm* 8 

16? abated him 2 - 4 d 00 : 18 : 04 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 265 

$ abated Jn° Glouer 15" 6<i Rich* maber 

145 2 d 01 : 09 : 08 

$ Jn° Parker 9 s 2 d Nath 1 Pickman Jun r 14 8 

8 d W m Longstafe 19 9 8 d 01 : 13 : 06 

<$ abated to Eben Gardner being und r aged 

when rated 00 : 17 : 00 

$ abated upon his owne rates 05 : 00 : 00 

$ transporting pay to the trefurer & Jur- 

nys to boston other Charges 05 : 00 : 00 

•§ Corne to Jn° mackrell in Come 01 : 02 : 00 



553 : 00 : 10 



<P abated him upon Confideration y* he pay 

y e balance upon demand 1 : 04 : 08 



554 : 05 : 6 

Reckoned this 28 : 10 mo 1678 & ther re- 

maines due from m r Hathorne 18 : 10 : 00 

Res p r p d Wido pick r : 15 : 

W m Lord p d 4 : 00 : 

Sam 11 Gardner Jun r 13 : 15 : 

p d to Eliz : Shaldin f order 1 : 14 : 3 

more dew to y e Towne for what you haue 
ouer Cred* for Contry as aboue w cb 
arife in y e diference in rnony & other 
pay 01 : 14 : 03 

[278] Constable Sam 11 Gardner Jun r D r 
as apeares p r Accomp* 8 leaues back- 
ward for Country Towne & ministers li s d 
rates 1677 50 8 : 04 : 06 

Resaued p r paid to m r William Browne Jun r 
for the ministers rate 1677 79 : 00 : 00 



266 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

p r y e part of Disbursments 

w ch you paid to Seuerall 

men upon the Country 

Acc° as apeares p r his Acc° 

in the bagge 148 : 07 06 

20 : 12 mo 77 p d the Tresurer 

as p r Recipt as mony w ch is 

p* of the mony rates 09 : 16 : 06 

p d the Trefurer as the rates 

run $ Recit 18 : 12 : 06 

12 : 12 mo 77 p d the Tresurer 

out of the rates 31 : 06 : 04 

p d the Tresurer as mony ^, 

Recipt 29 : 16 : 02 

p r 2 Tropers Curtice & 

Becket 00 : 10 : 00 

p d to Seuerall men in y e ward 

for work upon the fortifi- 
cation & highwayes as p r 

his Accomp* 63 : 09 : 08 



p d m r Batter 


14 


: 00 


00 


p d fr Skery for Sara Lam- 








bert 76 


05 


00 : 


00 


p d Jacob Pudeator 


01 . 


00 : 


00 


pd -\ym J3 r0wue j uu r f or L or( j 








&c 


08 


: 06 


: 08 


p d Cap* Jn° Corwin for what 








he p d the belm" and other 








disbursments as p r Acc° 


06 


: 04 


: 00 



380 : 18 : 08 



34 : 10 : 08 



p d Cap* J Corwin for Stons 

brought by Ely Goyis 00 : 08 : 00 

p d Cap* Jn° Price 10 : 00 : 00 

p d Sam" Gardner Sen r 03 : 11 : 00 

p d Good" 1 Potter 00 : 07 : 00 

pd \ym Browne Jun r for a bell 01 : 00 : 00 

p d Cap* Geo. Corwin 20 : 00 : 00 

p d Sam" Phipeny 00 : 06 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 267 



p d Sam u Gardner Sen r for Vfe 

of houfe 00 : 10 : 00 



p r bords Clay dung & Cart- 
ing bricks for towne houfe 
asp r Acc° 09 : 02 : 00 

p d to James Browne Glaz for 

worke 00 : 07 : 05 

<P abatnients of Seuerall mens 
rates as p r Acc° in Bagge 24 : 07 : 09 

$ paid to fr Skery for Kep g 

Sara Lambert 77 05 : 00 : 00 



$ abated Geoyles Alley 35 s 

Ralph Aires 21 s 02 : 16 : 00 

f, Rob 1 Bray 20 s Geo: Inger- 

son Sen r 17 s 01 : 17 : 00 

$ Toby Carter 7 s 6 d : Jn° 

Williams fish* 5 s 00 : 12 : 06 

$ fr Parnell 3 s Jn° Maskoll 

7 8 6 d 00 : 10 : 06 



^ abated upon his owne rates 05 : 00 : 00 
"$ alowed for transportation 

of pay to the Trefurer & 

Journeys to boston & other 

Charges 05 : 00 : 00 



36 : 02 : 00 



38 : 17 : 02 



05 : 16 : 00 



10 : 00 :00 



506 : 04 : 06 
Reckoned & rest dew from m r Sam 11 Gardner 02 : 00 : 00 
This 40 s is paid in his p r ticular Acc° four leaues forward. 

[279] Constable Jn° Peafe D r 19 leaues backward 

" : 01 : 05 



8 : 01 : 5 



*$ ballance of his Constables Accomp 




Res d ^ Acc° of Jn° Marston 






4 leaues backward 


2 : 14 





°§ paid to Jn° Marston as p r 






Recep* 


: 16 





$ paid to m r Edm° Batter 


4 : 11 


5 



268 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Consta bl Jn° Peafe is discharged from his Rates Except 
the Meet g house Rate 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 21 : 4 : 1678 being 
P r sent 

Cap 1 Jn° Corwin Whereas Thomas Oliuer on the 20 th 

mrJos: Graften June Instant proclaimed throw the 
Sam" Ga/dner^ Strets of Salem Towne as followeth 
Jn° Higginson Viz : we whofe names are under writ- 

ten doe deiire you to publish in euery Stret in the Towne, 
that the Major part of Such as are proprietors in the 
Comonage of the Towne of Salem according to a law 
made 1660 — intitled Towneships priuiliges, haveapointed 
to mett the laft day of this weke, in the metting houfe 
about 10 of the Clocke in the morning to Order ther 
priuiliges as they shall se caufe w ch was Signed w th the 
names of Nathaniell Puttman John Puttman Jn° Dodge 
W m Curtice Nath Sharp Jn° Watters James Simonds Jn° 
Ingersoll Nich Howard & Jn° Foster dat 16 June 1678. 
The Selectmen of Salem metting together to Confider of 
the aboue Said premifes, doe declare that they Judge that 
theire procedings of this nature is Very Iregcler Illegall 
and tends to the disturbance of the peece & quiat of this 
Towne and Therefore doe deiire and require all thofethat 
are concerned in this P r sent Intended metting to forbare 
Coming together in Such an llegall & disorderly way: 
w ch was Sett upon the metting houfe. 

Att a meting of the Selectmen 24 : 4 : 78 being p r sent 
Cap* Jn° Corwin Cap* Jn° Corwin is defired to p r sent 

m' Jos Graften the Cafe aboue mentioned relating to 

mr ph: Cromwell Nath p ut t man & Jn° Puttman & Comp* 
Sam" Gardner . „ _, , , ,, ,„, *r 

Edw flint to the County Court to be held at Salem 

Jn° Higginson 25 th Instant & to Speake to it as nede 

shall require and likewife to deiire the Courts Sence of 
the law respecting Ty thing whether new ones to be Chofen 
or no 

By Vertue of an order of the County Court the Select- 
men being all met together to make returne of the names 
of Such p r sons as we Judge Sutable for the keping of 
publique houfes of Entertainment in this Towne we the 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 269 

Major part of the Selectmen Returne as followeth, m r 
Gidny m r King Cap 1 More Sarg' Lake M rs Rolling worth 
& m r Croad 

19 : 5 : 1678 Signed by John Corwin 

This is a true Copy of the Philip Cromwell 

Originall giuen in to the Court the marke of 

Rich d R Leach 
Edward flint 

[280] At a metting of the Selectmen 19 : 5 : 1678 
being P r sent 

mr P JosGiaSm in Jn ° Skelliu g D ' to P aid him towards 

mr ph. Cromwell nis wor ke upon the Towne houfe as fol- 

Leu 1 Leach loweth viz 

Sam" Gardner Junr d b q t p rice gu 1 / g m 

Jno Hanson Janr ^ ^^ Q[dny yj mony 10 . 00 : 00 

p d by Jn° Higginson Jun r in part of his halfe 

of the land bought of the Town $ Manafeth 

Marflon 04 : 07 : 06 

pd him in Acc<> 

p d by dito Higginfon in mony 12 s 10 d goods 

7 s 6 d 01 : 00 : 04 

pd yon in this Acc» 

p d by m r Graf ten in mony 12 s 10 d & Jos White 
1/3 mony 10* 6 d 

p d by m r ph. Cromwell in mony 

p d by Cap 1 Jn° Corwin in mony V. 
flint in mony 12 s 10 d 

p d by Leu* Leach 12 s : 10 d 

p d p r ph. Cromwell Acc° 2 8 8 d by Sam u Gard- 
ner as p r Acc° 13 s 9 d 00 : 16 : 05 

To paid you & Sam 11 Ingerson more by Sam 11 

Gardner as p r his Accompt apeares 05: 03 : 02 



01 


03 


4 


00 


12 


10 


$Ed 






01 


05 


08 


00 


12 


10 



25:02: 01 
To mony of Sam u Gardner Jun r 00 : 12 : 10 

Resaued p r worke upon the Towne houfe ac- 

ording to agrem' 20 : 00 : 00 

^, worke about the Galery at Towne houfe 04 : 11 : 11 

19: 5 : 1678 Its ordered by the Selectment y* warrants 

be giuen to the Seueiall Constables to warne the Seuerall 



270 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

p r son Chofen in ther Seuerall wards to haue inspection to 
thofe familys apointed them acording to law and to attend 
at the adjournment of Salem County Court to be held the 
twenty fift Instant to resaue ther orders the p r sons Chofen 
for y e yeare infuing are as followeth. Viz Jer. Meacham 
Sen r presinct from y e bridge to Goody Kitchins all y e 
North fide of y e way 

John Reues from w ra Beanes to Jn° Mafon att y e South 
Side of the way 

Ely Gedny all m r Rucks Village 

m r Jn° Hathorne from Abr. Coales Corner to m r Batters 
all y e North Side of the way 

m r Jn° Ruck from Jn° Meafons Corner to Tho Crom- 
wells at y e South Sid of the way 

John Ropes from Cap 1 prices corner to m r Brownes cor- 
ner all y e North Side of y e way 

m r wiloby from Edw Moulds corner to James polands at 
the South Sid of y e way 

Sam" williams from Sam 11 princes to Sam u Gardners 
Sen 1 " corner all the North Side of y e way 

Elias Mafon from Goodm Romballs corner & Jn° Hig- 
ginsons corner to John Ingerson & Rich d princes corner 
all both North & South Sid of the way 

Hen r Skery Jun r from m r Higginson Sen r to Ipswich 
fery Jona* Eager from his houfe to Jn° Beckets y e Sea 
side & feilds 

Is. fott from Jona Eagers to And r woodberys & from 
Jn° Robinson to Rich d Roberts 

m r Phipeny from Jn° Beckets & And r woodberys to 
Jn° Clifords 

Job Swinerton & Jn° Putman all the Village to Bishops 

An 1 Buxton Sam 11 Eborne Jn° Peafe the North feild to 
Proctures 

Ely Geoyles the Glafe houfe & houfes adjacent 

Jacob Barny all Royall Side 

Bray Wilkins all Wills Hill 

Sam 11 Cutler from Proctures to Tho Golds 

Jn° Pickring & Jn° Marston Jun r are apointed to mend 
the Bridge by the mill y l goes ouer into the South feild 
forth with & it is left to m r Cromwell & m r Grafton to 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 271 

apoint whether they shall make vfe of great Gates made for 
the fortification, or to by planke to mend the bridge with 

Nath Felton & An 1 Buxton are apointed to mend Rum 
Bridge by Ben Scarlets forthwith : 

[281] At a Towne Metting the 9 August 1678 

Chofen for Comifsioner or Eight man for this yeare 
Cap* George Corwin 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 23 : 6 : 1678 being p r sent 
Agred by the Selectmen, w th Daniell 
Cap* j n o corwin Romball & James Polland that there 
I! ?h r : f Cr a omwell sha11 be a h ^^J through tber land in 
Leu* Leach the South feild of twenty fott wide iuto 

Sam" Gardner Stage point to be allowed one halfe by 

ji Higginson s<i Romball out of his land & the other 

halfe out of James Polands land. 

By Vertue of a warrant from the Country Trefurer to 
take a list of all male p r sons with an Estimation of all 
Estates, & to make returne to ther Shere Towne, we make 
returne thereof as followeth Viz three hundred heads or 
male p r sons & the Estates of the Towne amounts to forty 
one pounds acording to law which makes in the whole 
Sixty Six pounds and we doe all defire that the ComiiTion- 
ers would pleafe to Confider this Towne in abating what 
may be, our Towne being much impouerished by the Indian 
Warr 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 2 Sep 1 1678 being present 
The prouidence of god so ordering 
Kos Grafted that the di stemper of the Small pox Still 
mr ph: Cromwell Continuing at Boston, Seuerall of the 
SamU Gardner Selectmen being ferfull of that Distem- 

Jno Higginson ^ & otherg of them ^^ aacient & 

not able to Trauell The Selectmen aforesaid haue re- 
quested the worship 1 Major W m Hathorne to deliuer iu to 
the Honored Court of affistance Our Anfwer to the refons 
of apeale of Nath & John Puttraan and the rest concerned 
with y m & to Speake to that cafe as nede shall require in 
behalfe of the Towne of Salem 

Att A metting of the Selectmen 14 Sep* 1678 being 
p'sent 



272 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



Cap 4 Jn° Corwin 
mr Graf ten 
m' Cromwell 
Samll Gardner 
Jn° Higginson 



m r Jos. Graften 
m r ph. Cromwell 
Samll Gardner J un 
Edw flint 
Jn° Higginfon 



Agred w th Doctor "Welds & Doctor 
Knott to Cure Jn° Baxters Child Doct r 
Knot is to take it home to his houfe & to 
aford it Diat & Conueniencys for which 
John Baxter has ingaged to pay him 
forty shillings & for the Cure of the Child the Said Doc- 
tors are to haue what was Contributed for that End w* 
is 6 U 15 s ll d the one halfe of it when they resaue the 
Child & the rest when they haue perfitted the Cure : & it 
was after ordered by the Major part of the Selectmen y* 
y e Doct rs should haue all the mony together : 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 27 : 7 : 1678 being p r sent 

Agred y* the Constables watch shall 

be continued & that they take Spetiall 

care to watch the East ward end of the 

Towne, y* they come fixt w th armes and 

amunition acording to law, & this to 

Continue till further order 

M r Edmond Batter & ru r Bartholomew Gidny are 

apointed & defired to manage the buifenesse at the next 

Gen r Court Bettwene Salem & Beuerly & the buifenesse 

between Salem & Wenham at y e Same Time 

[282] 27 : 7 : 1678 In anfwer to the petition of the 
Inhabitants of Wenham to giue our minds concerneing a 
diuifion betwene Beuerly & Wenham & to grant them ther 
owne proprieties w ch ly without ther lines To the first we 
defire y* Confidering wenham is the aincientest Towne the 
line betwene wenham & Beuerly may be Settled in fauour 
to Wenham, Beuerly haueing a farr larger accomodation 
in proportion then Wenham, and as for granting them y e 
land they motion without ther line, wee find that the 
Towne of Salem has already granted away so much land 
that they canot Spare any more without much Streighten- 
ing themselues and the land they defire is already granted 
to be within that line which Salem allowed to Salem 
Village for the maintenance of a minifter amongst them. 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 11 : 8 : 1678 being p r sent 
p , . i >,„ n„, m j„ agred y* we Send to the Secretary to 

Cap* John Corwin » J J 

mr ph: Cromwell del ire him to accept the Selectmen pay- 
master for what Charge shall arife upon 
the buifenesse betwen Salem & Beuerly 



Sam" Gardner 
Jn° Iligginson 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 273 

Agred w th Arther Hufe to be bell man for the Towne 
this winter to begin y e 16 Octob r & So continue untill the 
Selectmen giue further order & in cafe of Sicknesse &c he 
is to provide one in his rome y l it may be conftantly at- 
tended euery night, for w ch he is to hauc twelue pence p r 
night in towne pay as the rates run. 
Arther Hufe D r as apeares 5 leaues backward 3 : 14 : 03 
11 : 8 : 1678 To : a noate upon Jn° Procture for 2 : 05 : 09 



6 : 00 : 00 
Res d <$ being belman 4 ra0 in y e yeare 1677 6 11 : : 
Ditto. Arther Hufe D r to what he has resaued towards 
1678/9 
To paid you by m r Barth. Gidny as p r his 

Acc° 00 : 03 : 00 

10: 11: 78 
To a bill to Jn° Procture for 
To: p d you by Sam 11 Gardner as in his Acc° 
To p d by m r ph : Cromwell 7 s 6 d in his Acc° 

3:1: 78-9 

To a bill to Jn° Procture for 
To p d you f>> m r John Higginfon 
To: ' 

Cons' 

09 : 03 : 00 
Res p r being belman 183 nights to 1 May 79 : 9 U : 03 : 00 
Att a meting of the Selectmen 17:8: 1678 being p r sent 
m r Ph. Cromwell is apointed to mend 
Cap 1 Jn° Corwin the Cafey ouer the Gut goeiug ouer to 
SrcSSiu winter Island . 

Leu 1 Leach Chofen for Surueighers ot the hign- 

Sam» Gardner wavs for v e veare iniuing m r John Ruck 

Edw flint , J r r / ', r«™« M 

Ja° Higginson & m Edward Groues 

It is ordered that T\ m Stacey who is 
Sick of the Small pox doth not prefume to Come abroad 
till three wekes after this date be expired & that he be 
very carfull y* when y* time be exspired he Shift his 
Clothes & doe not frequent any company till he be wholy 
Clere of that Infection 



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[283] 17 : 8 : 1678 Voted by the Major part of the 
Select men that Cap* George Corwin shall haue liberty to 
build a pew betwene the pulpitt & Cap* Jn° Corwins pew 
he making a dore out into the Stret (the pew to rang with 
Cap 1 Jn° Corwins) prouided y* Jonathan Corwine may 
haue the pew w ch is now Cap* Geo Corwins & he leave 
it to the dispoliall of the Select men when he leaues the 
Towne 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 29 : 8 : 1678 being p r sent 

Ordered y* a Towne Metting be 

Cap 1 Jn° Corwin warned to be held on Satterday next 

rn' Cromwell f 0r the Cho 7 ce of three able men to be 

Sam" Gardner of the Comitty apointed by the Gen r 

Jn° Higginfon Court to End y e diferances betwen 

wenham Beuerly & the Village & the 
Controuersy betwene Salem & Beuerly & for Choyce of 
Six or Seauen able men to serue on the Jury of Tryalls at 
the Next County Court at Salem & Six or Seauen able 
men to Serue on the Grand Jury at Said Court 
Att A Generall Towne Metting 2 : 9 m0 1678 
Chofen to be of the Comity apointed by the Generall 
Court to End y e diferences betwene Wenham Beuerly & 
the Village & the matters in Controuersy betwene Salem 
& Beuerly Cap* Jn° Corwin m r Sam 11 Gardner Sen r Leu* 
John Puttman 

Chofen for y e Jury of Tryalls. Chosen for y e Grand Jury. 
M r Ely Hathorne Nathaniell Puttman 

M r John Pickring Frances Skery 

John Marston Leu* Jer Neale 

Joseph Hucheson M r Bauage 

m r W m Hirst Thomas Rootts 

Will Trask Hen r West 

Sarj: Nath. Beadle John Homes 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 6 9 mo 1678 being p r sent 
- .... . Agred y* a fremans metting be warned 

Cap* Jn° Corwine " ,. J , , ,, ui j ,, 

mr Graften on next lecture day to be held on Satter- 

mr Cromwell day folowing at 10 a Clock in the morne- 

Jn^ginson in S for 7* Ch °y ce of Comifioners for 

y e Towne of Salem for y e yeare isfuing 

Agred y* m r Daniell Eps shall haue liberty to build a 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 275 

Seat for his wife betwene Cap* Jn° Corwins pew Dore & 
the next short seate prouided ther be conuenient rotue & 
it is left to Cap* Corwine to apoint how it shall be done. 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 17: 8: 1678 being 
p r sent as will be found ouer leafe & y r omitted to be En- 
tred Hen r True came and discourfed with the Select men 
about a grant of 40 acres of land formerly granted to 
Hen r True deafeaced & he not makeing of it apeare y l 
he had any power to Demand it, the Select men anfwerd 
y* till he made it apeare y 4 he had a right to, or power to 
make demand of the aforesaid Grant they could giue him 
no pofitive anfwer about it. 

Abated to Mofes Eborne of his rates to Geoyles 5 8 6 
prouided he was rated 20 s to 6 Country rates 

[284] Att a metting of the freemen 16 : 9 m0 1678 
Chofen for Comif ioners for the yeare Insuing for this 
Towne 

M r William Browne Sen r 

M r Edmond Batter 

M r Bartholmew Gidney 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 12: 10: 1678 being 
p r sent Cap 4 George Corwin Comiiioner 

The Selectmen doe aprobate & Confent that m r Richard 
Croad shall Continue to kep a publique houfe to Sell 
bere & Sider 
Capt. Jno Corwin The Country Rates made. 3 Rates ; 

M^omwell * nd * ° f a ™ te f ° r the Coxa *? °» e 

Leu* Leach third of the Country rates to be paid 

SamU Cardner j n m ony and the other § to be paid in 

Jno W H?gg?nson Graine acording to warant &c the * of 

a Rate for y e County to be paid as the Ordnary Country 
rates run for Graine to Marshall Skery $ ord r of the 
County Trefurer memorandum. y l it must be minded that 
the Constables haue warant to gather money of all y e 
Rates so y 1 y e Constables must pay to the Towne a third 
mony for the Ouerplus of the rates & y e mony part of 
what they pay to Marshall Skery they paying no mony to 
him. 



276 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Const 1 Jn° Norman his proportion to pay to 

y e Country 38 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion to pay Marshall Skery for 

y e County 04 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion of Ouerplus to be paid to 

y e Towne 14 : 02 : 03 

Const 1- Dauid Phipeny his propor 11 to pay 

y e Country 35 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion to pay Marshall Skery 

for y e County 04 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion of Ouerplus to be paid 

toy 6 Towne 11:11:00 

Constable Tho Serle is propor- 
tion to pay to y e Country 33 : 00 : 00 
To his proportion to pay Mar- 
shall Skery for y e County 04 : 00 : 00 
To his proportion of Ouerplus 

to be paid to y e Towne 10 : 02 : 06 

47 : 02 : 06 



Constable W m Curtice his pro- 
portion to pay to y e Country 36 : 00 : 00 

To his propor" to pay Marshall 

Skery for y e County 04 : 00 : 00 

To his proport" of Ouerplus to 

be paid to y e Towne 14 : 08 : 06 



Const 1 Jos Rea his prop" to pay 

to the Country 28 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion to pay mar- 
sh" Skery for y e County 03 : 00 : 00 

To his prop" of Ouerplus to be 

paid to y e Towne 09 : 04 : 00 



54 : 08 : 06 



40 : 04 : 00 



Constable Jn° Grene his pro- 
portion to pay to y e Country 28 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion to be paid to 

Marsh 11 Skery for y e County 3 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion of Ouerplus 

to be paid to The Towne 07 : 14 : 00 



14 : 00 



287 : 02 : 03 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 277 

To aded to Jos Ray Rate 7 men y* he gaue Acc° of at 
5 8 $ & is entred in his rate 01 : 15 : 00 

Att a metting of the Select men 20 : 10 : 1678 being all 
p r sent Richard Steuens is adiuited to be an Inhabitant in 
this Towne 

[285] Att a metting of the Select men 25 : 10 : 1678 
being p r sent 

The Selectmen being informed y* 
mrGra?teS 0rWm Wm Lord Junr is Vif ited w th the Small 
mr Cromwell Pox at his fathers houfe, the Selectmen 

Samii^Gardner d oe or( j er y l W m Lord Sen r his wife & 

Jn° Higginson Children y* Hue w th him doe kepe with- 

in ther houfe, & y* they doe not ofer to 
Sayle any of ther ware viz. Bread Cakes Ginger bread & 
the like & that they Sufer non to come to ther houfe but 
what neffesity reqaires upon the penalty of twenty shil- 
lings in mony for Each offence 

And it is Ordered y J Tho Stacy doth forbare Grinding 
at the mill & y* he be carfull he doth not Infect others, 
on the penalty of twenty shillings 

Abated Zeb Hill Jun r his minister rate to Constf Phip- 
eny 5" 

abated to Elen Hollingworth of her Country rate to 
Serle 5 s alowed to Serle 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 10: 11: 1678 being 
p r sent Abated Tho Puttman Jun r 5 s of his 

rate to Ray 
Ca r P r iff°.n C ° rWin Abated Lew 1 Tho Puttman 5= of his 

m' Graften . w 

mr Cromwell rate to Ray a noat giuen 10 : 11 : is 

Sam" Gardner \ym Lorde Sen r Dr To a bill to Jn° 

So" Higginson Hathorne 1":0:0W» Lord p' Cont' 

Cred* p r Rings the bell & swep E meting 
houfe for y e yeare 1678 is paid 

Granted a noat upon Jn° Hathorne to pay widow pick- 
worth 15 s for Rent dew to Her from Jn° Mackrell 

John Higginson Jun r D r 
To paid you by Isack Cooke w ch was for land 

he bought of ye Towne 
To paid by Hen r Skery 
To paid by W m Lake f Acc° 



1 : 


15: 00 


1 


00: 00 





07: 00 



278 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

To paid you by Dan 11 Andrews w ch is for 3 U dew to y e 
towne from y e Country & alowed by trefurer in the east- 
ern pore bill for houfe rent to An* Dik & p d S d Dike by 



his rate 


3 : 00 : 00 


To a bill to Constable Curtice 


: 19 : 00 




7: 01:00 


John Higginson p r Con tr Cred' 




p* Seuerall disbursments as p r his Ace 
^ p d math Doue 


06:15:00 


00: 4: 


$ paper 


00: 2: 




7 : 01 : 


Edward Flint Dr 




To a Noat upon Constable Norman : 


2: 02: 06 


Edward Flint p r Con* Cred* 




<$& disbursments as ^ Acc° 


2:02:06 


M r Philip Cromwell Dr. 






li s d 


6:1: 1678/9 To a noate to Jn° Procture 


6:13:4 


Jn° procter did not pay the bill 


2: 02: 2 



8 : 15 : 6 
31 : 10 : 79 w ch note being not pay d the whole Acc° of 
8. 15. 06 was charged Vpon Con s Willowbe 

M r Philip Cromwell p r Con tr Cred* 
^ Seuer 1 Disbursm ts as ^> Accomp* 6 : 13 : 4 

$ Acc° giuen in disburst for y e towne 31 : 10 : 79 2 : 02 : 02 



8:15: 6 
M r Joseph Graften D r 
To a noate upon Const 1 Serle 1 : 11 : 06 

M r Joseph Graften p r Contr Cred* 
$ Seuerall Disburst mets as p r Acco 1 : 11 : 06 



6: 11:6 



[286] 10 : ll mo 1678 




Sam 11 Gardner 


Jun r Dr. 


p d by Tho Flint 


4: 18: 6 


p d by Jn° Hathorn for s d Flint 


1: 13: 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 279 

To p d you p T Jn° Hathorne 13 : 15 : 00 
To a noat Tho Flint 07:10: 00 

To a noat Const r Serle 03 : 10 : 00 not p d 

To a Noat upon Jn° Cliford 05 : 05 : 02 
To the balance of your Con- 
stables Acc° 4 leaues back- 
ward 02 : 00 : 00 
To 5" you gaue Acc° of y* you had 
resaued of men y* ware not 
rated 05 : 00 : 00 

37:00:02 

21 : 11 : 80 p r a bill to Con s Jves 

not as money 4 : 15 : 04 

Sam 11 Gardner Jun r p r Con tr Cred* 

f Seuerall Disbursm ts as *§ his Acc° 29 : 09 : 8 

•f, p d Jn° Marston Jun r as p r his Acc° 07 : 00 : 

$ paid for haire 00:10:6 



^ m r Norrice bread 

f, short p d by Tho Flint w ch hee p d Cap* Geo 

Corwin 
^ abated Cons* flint 
f, Tho Searls bill not p d 
■$ bread pet Chever for milk man 



Sam u Beadle D r 
6 : l mo 78/9 P r paid you by W m Lake 
P r payd Con st Tho Searle 

Sam 11 Beadle P r Con tr 
^ 41 balester for the Towne houfe 

M r Barth Gidny D r 
To a noat to Consf Phipeny 
3 : 12 : 79 To a bill to Con s Willowbey 



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280 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

11 : 1 : 80/81 To a bill to Con s Thomas Flint 
after charged vpon Cons* 
Buxton 2:16:10 



8 : 11 : 10 

M r Barth Gidny p r Contra Cred' 

*$ Seuerall disburstm' s & his deputyship 1678 li s d 

asp r Acc° 08:11:10 

The Bill drawne Vpon Cons' Buxton was not p d but 

drawne againe vpon Cons 1 2 March 82/3 

James Poland D r 
1682 pd in his Conft bl acc° 1 : 17 : 4 

James Poland p r Con tr Cred' 

■$ Iron work for the Towne houfe as p r Acc° 1 : 17 : 4 

Cap 1 Jn° Corwin D r 

6 : 1 : 1678/9 To a noat to Const 1 Phipeny 4 : 06 : 4 

19 : 12 : 79 To a Bill to Con s Nehe m Wil- 

lowbey 7:16:04 

26 : 12 : 80 To a bill to Con* Da. Phipenye 1 : 07 : 08 

To a bill to Con s Dan 1 Andrew 3 : 02 : 08 



16: 13: 00 
Cap' Jn° Corwin p r Con* 1 Cred' 
m p d Arth Hufe for 77 1 : 16 : 01 

$ p d Skelin in mony 12/10 d is 0:19:3 

f, nayles & disburst to M r Norice 1 : 11 : l]/ z 



4:06: 4^ 
^ deputy ship & $ Acc° 17 : 12 : 79/80 12 : 6 : 8 



16: 13: 00 



Lew' Rich : Leach D r 

17:12:78 To : a noate to Jos r Rea : 0:19:3 

Lew' Rich: Leach p r Con' Cred' 

*$, mony paid to Jn° Skelliug w th aduance : 19 : 3 

M 1 Edm° Batter D r 1. s. d 

24 : 9 : 79 p d bv Con s John pease *$, y e Res' 4 : 11 : 5 

13:11 p d by Con s Edw Flint 3:19:11 

13:11 p d by Con s pet Chever 1 : 00 : 00 

9:11: 4 



SALEM TOWN RECRDS. 281 

M r Edm° Batter p r Con 11 Cred* 
$ deputy ship 78 & other disbursm ts as p r 

Acc° 9:11:04 
Geo : Booth Joynor D r 

To paid Manaf Mars ton : 4:4 

To p d by ph. Cromwell $ Acc° : 2:4^ 

To Jn° Norman Cons* 0: 13: 

To : p d f> m r Jn° Higginfon : 05 : 

To Cap* Jn° price p d y n 2 : 00 : 







3:04: 8}/ 2 


D r 17 : 2 m0 






a bill Edw Flint Con 3 




g. 4 d 


a bill pet Chever y e 23 : 9 : 80 




54 5 d 




3:03: 9 


Geo. Booth Joynor p r Cont r 


Cred' 




1678 "$ worke upon the Towne houfe 


ty Acc° 


3: 7:6 


^ Work vpon y 9 Towne houfe f> Acc° 1679 


3:0:0 



6: 7: 6 
M r Jn° Gidny D r 
To a bill to Jn° procture for 8:0:00 

To a bill to Ely Geoyles for 4 : 8 : 00 

31 : 10 : 79 both bills returned & a bill charged 
Vpon Con s Edw Flint for 12 : 08 : 00 

M r Jn° Gidny p r Contra Cred* 
^ boards for Towne houfe 
^ expence of Comittys 
^> expence of Selectmen 78 



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282 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[287] Att a metting of the Select men 22 : 11 : 1678 
being p r sent Agred y* the forty foure acres of 

Land on ryall Side referued by the 
Cap* Jn° Corwin Select men the last yeare for the vfe of 
SSc"S?ell the 6 Nabouring familys on Royall 
Samu Gardner Junr Side & the 5 Nabouring familys in the 
Edw flint North field as Exsprefd in the leafe, be 

Jno H.gginfon ^ ^ distinct by y. Sq]£q & Capt j n <> 

Corwin Sam 11 Gardner Jun r Jn° Higginfon Jun r Sam" 
Gardner Sen r & Bartholmew Gidny is apointed to lay it 
out as they shall Se Caufe 

Voated on the afirmatiue 

Agred y* the land lying betwene the land of Nath Putt- 
man & Nath 1 Felton w ch was let out to Edward flint Jer h 
Neale & Company as p r leace apeares, be layd unto them 
forth with & m r philip Cromwell Edward flint, m r Jn° 
Hathorne Leu* Jn° Pickring, Leu* Leach Frances Nurfe 
& Israll porter is apointed to lay it out to the Leacees 
aforesaid 

Voated afirmative 

Constable Jos h Rea gaue Acc° y* Sarj fuller has Killed 
3 wolues for w ch he is to be alowed according to law. 

Ther will Be Dew to frances Skery 5 U . 0. for Keping 
Sarah Lambert when March Next is out. 

Granted Liberty to Cap* Richard More to fence in his 
wiues & Son Calebs Graues about fourten fottin lenght & 
about ten fott in Breadth 

It is ordered y* no man p r sume to Cutt any young Tres 
upon the Comon upon the penalty of twenty shill gs for 
Euery Tree & the Select men doe apoint m r ph. Cromwell 
Leu* Jn° Pickring Jer Neale & Jn° Marston Jun'to Se to 
the Execution of this order and doe herby irn power them 
or any of them to Seiz all young wood they find y* was 
Cutt of from the Comon either in the woods or on any 
Sled or Cart, the one halfe ther of for themfelues & the 
other halfe for y c pore of the Towne 

Att a metting of the Select men 29 : 11 : 1678 being 

p r sent Agred y* the forty foure acres 

of Land on Royall Side referued & al- 

mr P JosGraS n lotted in the leafe made t0 Jn ° Grene 
mr ph! Cromwell ^ n ° Leach Jn° Bacheldor and Jn° 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



2*3 



Leut Leach Tomkins Jun r by the Select men the 

Edwflint last y eare unt0 Geo Jacob * Sen' Jn° 

Jn° Higginson Tomkins Jun r Jn° Waters Jn° foster 

Jun r Sam 11 foster Leu 1 R d Leach Jn° 
Leach Jn° Grene Jn° Bacheldor Jos Bacheldor and Abra- 
ham Warren Shall be now letten & SetL to leace unto the 
aforsaid Geo Jacobs Jn° Tomkins Jn° Wattera Jn° foster 
Sam 11 Foster Leu 1 R d Leach John Leach Jn° Grene Jn° 
Bacheldor Jos Bacheldor & Abraham Warren or the Major 
part of them for the Space of nine hundred ninety & nine 
yeares as the Select men can agree 

Voted afermative 

Granted Leaue to Jer Neale to Cutt a (mall farme upon 
y e Comons 

[288] 29:11:1678 Agred y* all the Comons on 
Royall Side which has bin letten out to leafe by the Select 
men the last yeare & this shall be deliuered & poffesion 
Giuen unto the leafers or Tenants & Cap' Jn° Corwin m r 
Jos Grafton Sam u Gardner Jun r & Jn° Higginson Juu r 
are apointed to doe it as Sone as Conueniently they can. 

And accordingly the 31 ll m0 1678 S d partys aboue 
apointed went to Royall Side & deliuered poffesion accord- 
ing to Leafe 

Att a metting of the Selectmen being p'sent ye 1 : 12 
1678 

Then Resaued of Jn° Gene Jn° Leach 
Jn° Bacheldor & John Tomkins Jim r 
the Sume of twenty pounds in mony for 
theire first yeares rent for Royall Side 
being for the yeare 1678 according to 
leace baring date 1 st : 12 m0 1677. 

Agred y l Jn° Grene Jn° Leach Jn" Bacheldor & Jn° 
Tomkins Jun r haue liberty granted them to Sett up a 
pound on Royall Side according to law 

Att a metting of the Selectmen 5:12: 1678 being 

p r sent Then Resaued of m r Jn° Turner three 

pounds in mony it being for his first 

mrGr2teS° rWin y eares Rent for BakerS Island for the 
mr P h a Cromwell yeare 1678 : acording to leafe baring 
Sam" Gardner date 19 : 12 : 1677 



Cap* Jn° Corwin 
mr Jos Graf ten 
mr ph. Cromwell 
Sam" Gardner 
Jn° Higginson 



284 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Edw flint Abated to petter Cheuers 5 s of his 

Jno Higginson Country rate to Const 1 Curtice 

Att a mettiug of the Select men 17-: 11 : 1678 being 
p r sent Agred w th Eich d Stackhoufe that he 

shall kepe the fery goeing ouer to Beu- 
Cap* Jno Corwin er i y f or & during the Space of fiue 
ni' Jos: Graf ten J , , ,,° n - 1m r . ., nno , t . 

mr ph. Cromwell yeares to begin the 7 : ll m0 1678 (y 1 is 
Leu 1 Leach y e time when the last years agrement 

Edw" Am?"" ended ) & to End on the 7 : n : 1683 

Jn° Higginson & the Said Richard Stackhoufe doth 

Ingage himfelfe heires Executors ad- 
miniftrators & affignes that he will Suficently kep the S d 
fery w t h boats & hands as occation shall require & that he 
or they shall & will truly pay or Caufe to be paid unto 
the Towne of Salem or ther order the full & Just Sume 
of three pounds in Currant mony of N Eng Id ||^ annum || 
for the first two yeares & fiue pounds in Currant mony of 
New Eng ld 1^ r annum for the last three yeares (y e words 
ffi annum ware Interlined befor Signing) & the Select 
men doe Ingage that the Towne of Salem shall Continue 
the fery to the Said Stackhoufe for & during the aforsaid 
Terme of fiue yeares, or In cafe of None p r formance the 
felectmen doe Ingage to free him from the Kent from the 
time it may be taken away from him & this Rent to be for 
the vse of a Gramer Scholemaster from yeare to yeare : 
As wittnesse his hand Richard Stackhoufe 

[289] Att a metting of the Select men 17 : 12 : 1678, 
being p r sent as p r Con tr 

Then Resaued of Cap* Geo. Corwin three pounds in 
mony it being for his first yeares Rent for the Islands 
caled the Great & litle mifery for the yeare 1678 acording 
to leace baring dat : 19 : 12 : 77 

Allowed Rich d Ives wife 20 s for her Charge & Trouble 
about Eliz b Shelden, & paid her by a noate to Dan 11 An- 
drews 

Agred w th Rich d Ives wife to kepe Eliz h Shelden & her 
Child for Said Sheldens Laboure, untill she runn away 
from her. 

Abated to Ely r Hathorne 6 s being his minifters rate to 
phipeny 





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SALEM TOWN BECORD8. 


285 



Abated to Joseph Miles his Country rate 5 s to Curtice. 

Agrd y* (wheras m r Daniell Eps is to haue 60 u $ an- 
num for kep Schole as p r agrement, & hehaueingResaued 
of his Scholers as p r his Acc° 17": 19 s : 10 d towards the 
first halfe yeare being for y e yeare 1678/79 begining 10 
August 78) m r Daniell Eps shall be paid 12 n : : 2 d out 
of the mony Resaued for Rent for that End of Jn° Gren 
& Comp" Jn° Turner & Cap 1 Geo. Corwin w ch is in full 
for his halfe yeare ending 10 : 12 : 1678 

I Daniell Eps doe accknowlige y 1 I haue Resaued of 
the Select men of Salem twelue pounds in mony in full 
for keping a Gramer Schole in Salem from 10: 6 m0 78 to 
the 10:* 12: 78 

I say Resaued p r me of the money Resaued for Rent 
for this end as wittnesse my hand 17 : 12 : 78 

Daniel Epes Jun r 

Agred by the Select men that Rob 1 Stone shall be paid 
by the towne 50 s for the Caring away of John Mackrell 
& his family to black point to be paid as the rates Run 



15 : 1 : 79/80 Rob Stone D r a bill charged 

vpon W m Curtice Con s 
To a bill Charged vpon Ja Poland Cons* 



00 



2 : 10 : 00 



[290] Constable Daniell Andrews & Constable Jos 
Huchefon D r to y e Rates Comitted to them in yeare 1677 
as apeares 15 leaues backward li s d 

381:02: 03 
ouer charged by m r Lindoll in difburst m 000 : 16 : 92 



381 : 18 : 05 



wch recipt are in sd Andrews hand 
p d to the trefurer by Dan" Andrews as foil 
, p d to Doct r Jn° Barton in mony as p r 
Trefurers ord r & Bartons recipt 6 U 17 s 
w ch is p* of mony rate 
l pd W m Wainw right in mony as p r Trefu- 
rers ord r & Nurfes recipt 36 9 6 d w ch is 
p* of mony rate 



6 : 17 : 00 



01 : 16 : 06 



. .... 








286 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 








p d to m r Ja° Turner for Disbursm* on man 








of "Warr 


13 


04. 


04 


p d Tho fuller for being a Trop r & goeing to 








Andiuor 


00: 


10, 


00 


^ p d An* Buxton for disbursm* 3 as p r his 








recipt 


02 


05 


00 


^ p d Jn° Porter in p* for a horfe in second 








disbursm 


01 


09 


00 


p to m r Th° Gardner as Rates run for dis- 








bursmen* on the man of warr 


06 : 


07 : 


06 


^ p d Jn° Hathorne as the rates Run for 








disbursmen 8 upon the man warr Katch 


06 : 


15: 


00 


^ p d Sam 11 Gardner Sen r for disbursement 








on man warr 


06 


07 


06 


^ p d Israll porter 5 s Jn° Leach 5 s for goe- 








ing to Andiuer 


00 


10 


00 


^ p d Sam 11 Aborne for a musket alowed in 








last disbursm ts 


01 


05 


00 


^ p d Cap* Jn° Price in part for disbursm ts 








on man of warr 


03 


:00 


00 


^ p d M 1 Batter for remaind r of Disb ts on 








Eastern pore 


05 


04 


09 


^ p d dito Batter for Disburst on man of warr 


06 


:07 


:06 


^ Dan 11 Andrew alowed in Disburst s 


00 


:05 


00 


^ p d Jn° Higginson Jun r in part for 








Disbursm* on man of warr Katch Cap* 








Maning Comand r 


09 


: 00 


:00 


$ p d Nich Howard for so much alowed him 








in last disb ts 


00 


:06 


: 00 


<$ Tropers Jn° Putm" Is Cooke w m Trask & 








w m Ofborne 


01 


:00 


: 00 


"§> paid to Capt* Jn° Corwin \v ch is for 6 of 








y e 13 guns alowed by the Country in y e 








Acc° of great Disbursments 


00 


: 00 


: 00 


^ p d fuller for y e Countrys part of a wolfe 


00 


: 10 


00 


% p d Ed Bushop for a horfe 3" p d Jn° Small 








for disburs* 13 s 


03 


: 13 


: 00 


& is 2 Recipts 92 : 05 : 02 








ye recipt he has 3 








95 : 05 : 02 





SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 287 

^ p d Tim Lindall for disbursm 1 on man of 

warr Katch 09 : 14 : 01 

$ p d to m r Batter for Acc° major Gugin $ 

Trefurers order 06 : 00 : 00 



92 : 05 : 02 



$ p d to Jn° Higinson 3i' dew to y e towne 

from the Contry for 3" alowed in the 

pore eastern bill 03 : 00 : 00 

p d by Daniell Andrews toward the Towne 

Disbursm ts 
to Jn° Puttman for his fortification 07 : 13 : 00 

to dito Puttman for his part of meting honfe 

fortification 03 : 00 : 00 

to paid Lew* Thomas Puttman in part of his 

Disbursm ts 
to paid farmer Porter for ther fortification 12 : 08 : 00 
to Jn° Porter for timber 
to paid Lew 1 Leach in part of Disbursm u 

for fortifications 
to paid Nath felton for Disbursm*' on forti- 
fications 
to paid Fr N urfe for fortification worke 
to paid Sam u Eborne Sen r for Cart & man 2d 
to paid Sam 11 Eborne Jun r for f ortificat n & 

highways 
to p d Tho Preffon for worke on fortification 
to p d Jn° Trask for fortification worke 
to p d Jn° Lomes 24 s 6 d Jn° Peafe fen r 5 s Sam u 

Gaskin 24 s 
to p d Ely Geoyles : 5" 13 s Jos Southerick 18 a 
to p d Dan u Southerick : 21 s John Blethen 8 s 

Jn° Small 5 8 
to p d Jn° Hill : 4 s Isack Cooke : 8 U 8 : 

W m Trask 18 s 9 d 
to p d Goody True for kep£ Eliz : Shelding 
^ under pining the towne houfe 30 s p d 

Alixt : mackmaly 43 s 
f p d Sarj : fuller for a wolfe 20 s 
^ p d Jer. Meacham for fortification worke 



03 


: 15 


: 00 


12 


: 08 


: 00 


03 


: 00 


: 00 


04 


: 15 


:00 


10 


06 


00 


05 


:06 


• 00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


: 14 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


: 16 


09 


02 


13 


06 


06 


11 


00 


01 


14 


00 


09 


10 


09 


01 • 


00 : 


00 


03 


13 


00 


01 


00 


00 


01 


06 


00 



288 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



$ p d to Tho Bouinton 5 s abated to Rob* 

Peafe 23 s 01 : 08 

f abated w m Randoll 11 s 6 d abated Tho 

Golthite 10 1 6 d 01 : 13 



f abated Tho Howard 11» 

^ Fran cs Nurfe for fortification worke 6 s 

[291] Constable Jos Huchefon D r to bis 
p r portion of the || Country || Kates for y e 

year 1677 
To his proportion of the towne Rate 
To his proportion of the Minesters Rate 

with over plus 

Minest r Rate 

to Cap 4 Brown 12 : 12 : 6 
to y e towne 01 : 01 : 9 



00 
00 



83 
00 


•08 
06 


00 
00 


u 


s 


d 


79 
40 


: 03 
08 


06 
00 


13 


: 14 


03 



133 : 05 : 09 



13 : 14 : 



02: 06 



Res d upon the Towne Acc° for fortifications &c 
$ p d to Tho fuller Sen r for his fortification : 5 : 09 
p d Nat Ingerson for fortification worke 4:12 

p d Jos Rea for dito : 5" 10 s Nat Putman for 

dito 5 U 9 s 10 : 19 

all thefe for disburst on ye meting houfe fortification 
p d Nat Putman 22 s Nath. Ingerson 9 8 Rich d 

Huchefon 15" 
p d Jos Huchefon 32 9 6 d Jos : Holton 7 8 Jos 

Rea 14 s 
p d Jos Holton sen r 10 s 

^> abatrn* to Job Swinerton sen r 20 s 
^ abatm 1 to Isack Goodale 5 s 

towne fortification payd severall 
^ Jona : Walcott for fortification of y e 

towne 
$ Rich d Leach 23" Zach r Goodale 6 s Hen r 

Keney 8 s 
^ w m Sibley 27 B Jn° fuller 20 8 6 d Lott Kel- 

lum4 d 



02 


13 


6 


00 


10 





01 


00 


00 


00 


05 


00 


01 


13 





01 


17 





02 


11 


6 



46 


01 


GO 





04 


00 





14 


00 





05 


00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 289 

out of L* Tho Puttnams fortification 
ty Jn° Leach 8 B Jn° forman 2 8 00 : 10 : 

$ a bull hired to goe with y e heard 1679 01 : 00 : 
ty Jon* Knights 12 s Tho Keney 6" Jn° Keny 

6 s old Keny 3" 01:07:0 

^ abatement of his owne & others Rates 

26 : 12 : 79/80 09 : 08 : 



^ Jer* Watts 4 8 for work at meet 8 houfe 

fortification 
^ Rob Moulton 10 s town fortifi c Edw Bufhop 

4 s wood 
Mofes Aburne abated 

47 : 04 : 00 
Res d upon y e Country Acc° 
p d by Trefures order to Hen r Bragge as rates 

run : 06 : 06 : 08 

p r paid to Tho Haynes 25 s for disbursm ts 01 : 05 : 00 

in first disb one halfe 
p d Jos. Holton for disbursments 00 : 12 : 06 

pd m r W m Browne Sen r for difburft m vpon 

the man of warr Ketch 12 : 15 : 00 

p d fl Cap* W m Browne for difburft m vpon the 

man of warr as p r his Resc* May 16 : 79 07 : 11 : 04 
p d Cap* W m Browne for dif burftments vpon 
the man of warr Keatch as p r his Res' 
May 22 : 79 04 : 11 : 04 

p d 3 troopers viz An* Nedam : Jon. Knights 

& Thorn 8 Wilkins 5 8 p r 
p d Joshua Rea out of dif burst™ 5 8 & 2 B 

dated May 27 : 79 
p d to the treafure r in money as p r his Res r 



p d Jn° Fuller 5 8 for goeing to Andiuer 

22 . 9 . 81 
p d Jn° Hathorne p d in rate pay ^ m r Jo 

Hull Treasur 8 bill the surame of 8 : 19 : 09 



00 


15 


00 


00 


07 


on 


15 


07 


00 


49 


10 


10 


on 


05 


00 



58 : 15 : 07 



~~ 



290 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



11 .12. 81 

p d Jo. Hathorne money 22 s ^ bill from m r 

Hull treasur 1 in rate paye is 01 : 13 : 00 

pd Hen r Keney 5 8 allowed in Salem dif burst mt8 00 : 05 : 00 

Towne 20 . 3 . 84 

p d abated out of rates for Sanfords farme 01 : 03 : 00 
ty 3" mony p d m r St Sewall in Rate pay is 04 : 10 : 00 
by abatement of his owne Rates 3 : 07 : 06 

by his p* of y e minifters Rate p d m r Browne 12 : 12 : 06 
by Men dame at Ips wedge & goeing pambula- 

tion : 11 : 6 

Rec d A bill w th abatements for y e ballance of 

Acc° 

[292] Constable Elyazer Geoyles D r to 
his proportion of Rates Comitted to him in y e 
yeare 1676 as apeares 401eanes backward 430 : 18 : 01 
Res d ^ Seuerall payments to the Towne & Country as 
apeares 40 leaues backward 303: 16 : 10^ 

y e Recipt are in Geoyles hands 
^> paid to m r William Hirst for disburst 

upon man of warr 06 : 07 : 06 

"p paid to m r Jn° Ruck for part disburst 

upon man of warr 05 : 00 : 00 

^ abatements f Acc° the 11 : l m0 79/80 his 
owne rates & others with Consid r in his 
own for transportation 10 : 09 : 00 



li s d 
324 : 13 ": 4^ 



This Bill Bindeth mee Eleazer Geoyles Constable my 
heires Execut™ Adminestrators or Assignes to paye or 
Caufe to bee payd vnto the towne of Salem or theire order 
the Just & full Summe of Ninetey fiue pounds fiue Shill- 
ings now Justley remaining due to the Towne of Salem 
for rates Committed into my hands Anno: D: 1676, 
Whatt part of the aboue sayd Summe is due to the Coun- 
try I doe hereby Engage and biode myselfe my heires Ex- 
ecut™ Adminestrators or Assignes to paye or Caufe to 
bee payd vnto the Treasur 1 of the Country, in rate paye, 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 291 

According as the law or warrants doth direct; the remain- 
der to bee payd vnto the towne or theire order, both & all 
which payments to bee truley payd & fulley Compleated 
att or before the first of October next Ensuing the date 
heareof : & in Cafe the Treasur 1 shall for beare the towne 
vntill the first of March next Ensuing, y l then the Towne 
shall Alfo for beare and Exersise there patience towards 
him vntill that tyme as Wittnefs his hand this 15 th March 
1679/80 

Eli Giles 
C rd <$ his proportion of y e 40 u allowed li 
$ y e Country 12 : 00 : 00 

m r Eleazer Geoyles C rd f a Rec 1 from m r 

Jn° Hull Treasur 1 57 : 03 : 08^ 

Att a metting of the Selectmen : 26 : 12 : 1678 being 
p r sent Rich d Prince Cred* f paid by his 

Cap* Jn» Corwia Dr0 J° s - Prince to Manafeth Marston 
m r Graften for Iron worke for y e South feild Gates 

Le r w P t h £e C acr We11 15 ° 6 * to be P aid b 7 7* *>™ 

Samii Gardner D r to a bill Charged vpon Cons 1 Ja: 

Edw Flint Poland 1 : march 79/80— 15 8 6 d 

Jn° Higginson Granted to Cap 1 Geo Corwin a bill 

upon Constable Jn° Norman for 4 : : w ch is in Con- 

iideration of a bill giuen him by Barth 1 Gidny to the 

Cons tr in the ll m0 1673 & it not being paid he returned it, 

& had y e bill aboue Exsp rd Abated to Robt 1 Peafe Jun r 

all his rates to Andrews he being under age 77 

Abated to W m Randoll halfe his rates to Andrews 77 
Abated to Tho Golthite halfe his rates to Andrews. 77 
Abated to Jn° Home of his rates to Dauid Phipeny 3 8 :/78 
Abated to Tho : Howard 11" of his rates to Andrews. 77 
Abated to W m Smith 14 s of his rates to Skery. 1676 : 
Agred y l ther shall be a towne Metting Warned on 
Lect r day next y e 5 th of March to be held on thirsday 
13 th march for y e Choyce of Selectmen, & Constables for 
this Towne, & that a freemans metting bo warned on S d 
Lecture day to be held on Saterday the 8 th of March for 
the Nomination of Magestrates Choyce of a County Tref- 
urer & a Comiflioner to resaue the Voates 



— 



292 8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

[292 a ] Att a freemens metting 8 March 1678/9- 
Chofen for a ComifTioner to Cary in the Voates for Nomi- 
nat n of Magestrates & Choyce of a County Trefurer at the 
Metting of the Comifioners of this County M r John 
Hathorne 

Att a Gener 11 Towne Meeting 
The 13 th of the l ffi0 1678/9 

Chofen For Select men for the Yeare Enfuing 
Cap* John Corwin M r John Turner 

Cap 1 W m Browne M r John Higginson 

Cap 1 John Price John Hathorne 

M r Phillip Cromwell 

Chofen for Constables 
For the Towne For the Farmes 

Edward Flint Job Swinerton Jun r 

James Poland James Simons 

Nehemia Willowbey 
Peter Chevers 

Voated that it is left to the Selectmen, to giue our 
Neighbours of Beverlye, An Anfwer to there petition for 
an Explanation of the Towne Grant to Beverlye Respect- 
ing the lines Betweene Wenham & Beverlye and Manchef- 
ter & Beverlye 

Voated that Goodm Skerye is defired to Keepe Sarah 
Lambert Six Weekes, and in the meene tyme the Select 
men are Impowred to Agree (with some pfon to Keepe 
her) as they Can 

Voated that the Selectmen haue the Same power 
y l they had the last Yeare ; And haue power Granted 
them to call all Constables to Accornp* that are Indebted 
to the towne and to Sue such as are behinde 

Voated that itt is left to the Selectmen to Agree with 
Thomas Greene aboute Keeping Sarah Lamberts child & 
grant him some further allowance or take the child & agree 
with some other perfon to Keepe itt 

[293] Voated that m r Samuell Gardner sen r m r Elea- 
zer Hathorne L* Thomas Puttnam Daniell Andrew L* Jer 
Neale & John Marfton Jun r are chofen a Commitey to 
Search for Towne laud within the Bounds of Salem: & 







SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 293 

haue the same power the former Commitey had: which 
ware chofen vs. Decem br 73 

Voated that y° Selectmen are delired to Conlider of y* 
motion of m r Bartholmew Gedney aboute Grants of Land 
to m r Clarke & the Petition of L l John Pickering & John 
Norton for land & to make returne thereof to the Towne 

Att a Metting of the Selectmen 17 th 1 : 1678/9 John 
Capt Jno corwin Hathorne is Chofen to Keepe the Towne 
Cap* w m Browne Bookes for the Yeare Insueing 
Cap* j D o p r i ce The Selectmen doe order y' all Swine 

mr P h° Cromwell wnich . S oe on the Common shall bee 
mr jn° Higginfon sufficiently Yoaked & Ringed by the 
Jn " Hathorne twentye six daye of March Next : on 

the penaltye of twelue pence ^ daye for Euery such 
defect and that all & everye such Swine, as shall from y e 
tyme aboue mentioned, bee found in anye mans Garden 
or incloafure not yoaked & Ringed as aboues d shall bee for- 
feited the one halfe to the poore of the Towne & the other 
halfe to the perfons apoynted to Execute this order & to 
that end haue Chofen & impowred John Cooke John 
Glouer and Math Doue f ulley to Execute the fame : Viz : 
to take vp all Swine y* from tyme to tyme thay shall finde 
vnyoaked or vnringed Either on the Towne Commons : 
or in any mans garden or inclosfure, requireing sattiafac- 
tion According to the aboues d order & in Cafe they shall 
at any tyme refeaue information from any perfon of swine 
soe tranfgrefing they shall forthwith repaire to the Said 
place & Execute there office : itt is to bee vnderstood that 
anye man keeping Swine in his owne incloafure thay are 
not to bee Seized Edw Woolen is alfo chofen to Execute 
this order 

Chofen For Sur Vayers of Fences 

In the North Feild: Eleazer Gedney & Isack Cooke 

In the South Feild : Edw Flint & John Marfton Jun r 

Without the Bridge W m Traf k & John Loonies 

Within the Bridge Jn° Rogers & Jer. Roggers 

Ordered that all Fences Bee made vp Forthwith 

Chofen for Ouerfeeires of the highwayes 
From the Bridge to the lower End of y e Towne m r 
Tym° Lindell & m r Edw Grouer 







294 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



From y e Bridge aboue or without itt : Caleb Buffom & 
Dan 1 Sutherick 



[293 a ] M r John Cromwell is Chofen Sealer of waites 
& Meafures for this prefent yeare (In prefence of Con- 
ftable peter Chevers) And the Confta bl to Giue him 
Notice thereof &c 

Chofen For the Cording of Wood for this Yeare John : 
Ely & Math Doue 

Itt is Agreed that there shall bee a Wickett doore 
made in the East & West doore of the Meeting houfe ; 
And Cap 1 W m Browne & Cap John Price are Apoynted 
to Gitt itt donne. Likewife to Gitt stone steeps to the 
doores, and to Repayre y e Metting houfe as theere shall 
bee occation 

Itt is agreed that the line shall bee Runne Betweene 
Salem and Linn : Townes from the Vpper end of the long 
ponde to a tree in the middle of the Island in M r Hum- 
phreys ponde & from thence to the feaven mens Bounds 
& from thence to a fmall White Oake on the South Syde 
of the Riuer neere vnto John Phelps his houfe And that 
there shall notice bee Giuen to the Select men of linn, 
that they send some of there Inhabitants to meete with 
some of the Inhabitants of Salem (aboute Eight of the 
Clock in the Morning the first thurd day of the weeke in 
Aprill next, itt being the first day of the said M°) att the 
Vper End of the Aboues d longe ponde by the Bound 
Tree, on the right hand of the Country highwaye from 
Salem to linn : And itt is agreed that Cap* John Price 
m r John Turner m r John Higginfon & John Hathorne 
togather with m r Bartholmew Gedney m r Sam 11 Gardner 
sen r & L 1 John Pickering ; theefe or any foure of them 
are heare by Apoynted & Impowred to meete with linn 
Men to procecute & finish y e aboues d worke for the Set- 
tling the Bounds Betweene Salem & linn Townes 

Agreed to defer itt Vntill y e next day being the Second 
day of Aprill 

Itt is Agreed that there shall bee a Towne Meeting 
Warned to bee held on Thursday Come Seauen Night 
Being the Twentye Seauenth dave of this Instant M° of 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 295 

March. To Confider how to Rayse m r Higginfons Main- 
tenance this yeare For the Choyce of a Clarke of the 
Markett and a Sealer of Leather & to Chofe a Conftable 
in the Roome of Edward Flint who Refuseth to searve 
in that office 

Res d of Thomas Dixey Jun r fiue shillings in money for 
the Rent of the Ferry in the yeare 1678 

Res d of Jacob Barney Fourtey shillings in money in 
part payment of y e foure pounds due to the Towne for 
land Sould him by the Committe 

[294] Whearas wee whofe names are vnder written 
Being Chofen by Salem and linn to Runn & Settle the 
Bounds Betweene our abouesaid Respectiue Townes : viz : 
from the Vper End of the longe ponde, to the Isl d in M r 
Humphreys ponde and from thence to the feauen Mens 
Bounds ; & from the feauen mens Bounds to a pine tree 
marked with Six markes vpon a Hill Northerlye from the 
S d Bounds and from thence to a fmall Whitte Oake by 
the Side of Ipswich Riuer ; aboute three or Foure fcore 
pole aboue the Saw mill against John Phelps his houfe 
the particuler Bounds betweene the abouesaid heade 
bounds are aboute twentye pole diftant Each from other 
and are Either a p r cell of stones & a stake in the middle 
of them, or stones layde vpon a Rock, or a stake driuen 
downe and the Earth digged vp aboute itt and this Con- 
clution & Settlement as abouesaid to Remaine vnalterable 
vnlefs by the Mutuall Agrement of Both Townes as 
abouesaid ; they shall see Caufe Otherwayes to determine 
In Wittnefs whearevnto wee haue heare sett to our hands 
this 18 of ApriU 1679 

This agrement was signed in a paper which is Keep 1 
amonge the Records 

For Linn For Salem 

William Bafsett Samuell Gardner Sen r 

Mathew Farengtone John Price 

John Burrall ' Bartholmew Gedney 

Samuell Jonfon John Higginfon 

John Pickering 
John Hathorne 



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296 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Att a Towne Meeting March 27 th 1679 Cap* Jn° 
Corwin p r Voate Chofen Moderator 

Voated that the Towne will Allow twenty shill B s p r 
Annum to one y* may bee agreed withall for a Whipper 
and the Select men are defired to agree with a Sutable 
perfon for that purpose 

M r John Cromwell is Chofen Clarke of the Markett for 
this yeare 

Nath 1 Beadle & Jos Home are Chofen Sealers of leather 
for this Yeare 

Edw Flint Accep ts of the Constables office 

Att a Metteing of the Select men Aprill 10 : 79 all 
being prelent 

John Bullock & John Marfton Jun r are Chofen Ser- 
vay r8 of the Fences in the South Feild 

[295] Agreed with M r Franc es Skery to Keepe Sarah 
Lambert & her Child feauen M° From the twelue day of 
March last paft & doe promife him in behalfe of the Towne 
that hee shall bee payde whatt may bee Equall for itt ; 
And bee Cleared from her at y e End of the S d tyme if 
hee deiires itt 

Agreed with Walter Skiner to Keepe the Towne hearde 
of Cowes for three shillings & Six pence p r heade to bee 
payde by the Owners of the s d Cowes, & hee is to begin 
the one and twenty" 1 of Aprill & to Continue vntill the 
Twenty fourth of October 

Cap 1 John Corwin m r Phillip Cromwell L* Thomas 
Puttnam m r Nath 1 Puttnam L 4 John Puttnam : L 1 Rich d 
Leech m r Israeli Porter & m r Dan 1 Andrews thefe befores d 
Gen 11 or the Maj r part of them are Chofen to goe in 
perambulation with Beverly e the twenty second day of 
Aprill For the Settlement of the Bounds Betweene the 
Rock on the East Syde of the Riuer knowne by the name 
of Bafs Riuer, And the Stumpe which is in the Swampe 
that Runeth out of Laurance Leach his Meadow: & No- 
tice to bee giuen Beverlye to Attend itt. 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 297 

M r Samuell Gardner sen' L l John Pickering & Edw : 
Flint are Chofen to goe along with the Selectmen in per- 
ambulation to Settle the Bounds betweene Marbleheade 
& this towne and thay or the maj r part of them haue full 
power soe to doe & thursdaye the first day of May is 
agreed vpon to Meete Some of Marblehead aboute nine of 
the Clock in the foore none att George Darlings house to 
Attend the Aboues d worke 

Agreed with m r John Turner (For to paye vnto m r 
John Higginfon sen 1 his Maintenance due to him from the 
Towne for this Yeare;) vpon the Same Condittions m r 
John Higginfon & m r Sam 11 Gardner Jun r payde itt the 
laft Yeare 



Att a Metteing of the Selectmen Aprill 14 th 
There shall bee a Metting of the Fremen Warned by 
the Constable, to bee held at the Vfuall place of Metting 
on the thurd day of May Next, aboute nine of the Clock 
For the Choyce of Gou r Dep ty & Asistants. Alfo for Dep- 
utys for y e Courte 

Att a Metting of the Selectmen Aprill 23 all being 
prefent 

M r Edm° Batter is D r to a bill charged vpon Cons* 1 
Jn° Norman (Fourtey shillings) to bee Allowed out of 
the Ouerplus of his Rates 

nott payd by Con« Jno Norman 

m r Higginfons Rate was Made & the Severall Con- 
stables are Debt 1 there proportions as p r Contra 

[296] Constable Edw Flint D r 

Min r : p l Towns p 

to his proportionof y e Minesters 

Rate to bee p d m r Jn° Turner 37 : 10 : 00 



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SALEM TOWN RECOKDS. 297 

M r Samuell Gardner sen r U John Pickering & Edw : 
Flint are Chofen to goe along with the Selectmen in per- 
ambulation to Settle the Bounds betweene Marbleheade 
& this towne and thay or the maj r part of them haue full 
power soe to doe & thursdaye the first day of May is 
agreed vpon to Meete Some of Marblehead aboute nine of 
the Clock in the foore none att George Darlings house to 
Attend the Aboues d worke 

Agreed with m r John Turner (For to paye vnto m r 
John Higginfon sen r his Maintenance due to him from the 
Towne for this Yeare ;) vpon the Same Conditions m r 
John Higginfon & m r Sam 11 Gardner Jun r payde itt the 
laft Yeare 

Att a Metteing of the Selectmen Aprill 14 th 
There shall bee a Metting of the Fremen Warned by 
the Constable, to bee held at the Vfuall place of Metting 
on the thurd day of May Next, aboute nine of the Clock 
For the Choyce of Gou r Dep ty & Asistants. Alfo for Dep- 
utys for y e Courte 

Att a Metting of the Selectmen Aprill 23 all being 
prefent 

M r Edm° Batter is D r to a bill charged vpon Cons* 1 
Jn° Norman (Fourtey shillings) to bee Allowed out of 
the Ouerplus of his Rates 

nott payd by Con» Jno Norman 

m r Higginfons Rate was Made & the Severall Con- 
stables are Debt r there proportions as p r Contra 

[296] Constable Edw Flint D r 

Min r : p* Towns p 

to his proportionof y e Minesters 

Rate to bee p d m r Jn° Turner 37 : 10 : 00 



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further Charge or troble Either Concerning her or her 
Child dureing the abousaid Terme of tyme 



payd by Cap* Brown 20> 
mr Higginson 9» 

Cap Price 9 



lOK d The Towne haueing left 
the Cafe of Tho : Green to 



more the Select men, Wee haue 

Capt Brown 7 : 4^ determined that thomas 

Cap 1 Price 5 : 



Green p r Reson of 



51 : 11 Nefsesyty att present shall 

bee Allowed p r the Towne Fiffty shillings & cleared from 
his Rates 

Agreed with Good™ Tree for his Bull to goo with the 
heeard of Cowes this Summer for twenty shill^ to bee p d him 

Att a Metting of the Select men May 22 th 1679 Chofen 
& Impowred Cap* John Price & m r Jn° Turner to goe in 
perambulation with linn men from the Vper End of the 
long pond to Ipswich River & to take whatt hands with 
them may bee Nefsesary to Reuew the late made bounds 
& wee Apynt the fiueteenth of may the Aboves d work 
shall bee Attended or vpon the Next Sutable weather 

The fiueteenth of May the worke aboue s d was Attended 
by Salem & lin who went in perambulation & renewed 
the Bounds lately Agreed upon Betweene Both 

[297] Constable Daniell Andrew D* To his proportion 
of y e Country Rates As Appeares fower 
Leaues Backward 154 : 03 : 00 

To : the towne for Cred* giuen him out 
of Doct r Welds his difburstments p r the 
Country 00 : 10 : 00 

To : Some men added vnder y e Acc° 
of Rates y n gathered 

To : his proportion of y e towne Rates 

To : his proportion of the minesters 
debt* & ouer plus 

min 68 Rate 

to Cap* Browne 15 : 17 : 6 

to y e towne 1 : 10 : 



00 
78 


00 

06 


00 
06 


17 


07 


06 


250 


06 


06 



17 : 07 : 6 






300 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Payde vpon the Countrys 
Acc° 4 Syd es BW 95 : 5 : 2 

Payde vpon the Townes 
Acc° 4 Sydes BW 83 : 14 : 

P d more to the Country as p r a Res* of Cap* W m 
Browne for difburst mU vpon the man of warr & is in full 
29 : 7 mo 4 : 19 : 05 

P d the Treafur r in diiburst m for m r Symonds : 10 : 00 

to payd Some body short to make vp the 
Acc° of diiburst mt to y e Country " : 09 : 04 

to p d severall for fortification worke 2 : 06 : 06 

to difburst for lowring y e flowre of y e 
meeting houfe & worke donne at the pillers 1 : 11 : 00 

p r abated for Tho Howard more 01 : 08 : 00 

20 : 12 : 79/80 to abatements of his owne 
or Others Rates 10 : 10 : 02 

to mony difburst at beverly 5 s 8 d & att 
boston 3 d 00 : 13 : 00 

p r Attending 7 days att y e Gen 1 Courte for 
y e towne 00 : 17 : 06 

Att a Gen 1 Towne Metteing att Marblehead March 24 th 
78/9 Itt was Agreed that m r Samuell "Ward & m r John 
Legg are Chofen this present yeare for to Runn the 
Bounds betweene Salem & Marblehead 

This is a tru Copye taken out of the Towne booke by 
order of y e Selectmen Sign ed p r Rich d Knott 

Wee whofe names are vnder written being Chofen by 
our Respectiue Townes ; for the Settlement of the Bounds 
betweene our Townes : Viz : from a stumpe of a white 
oake tree Southwards of George Darlings houfe aboute 
twenty pole thence alonge Southerlye of the Coy-pond to 
a Red Oake : from the Red Oake to a Warnutt Tree 
Some thinge neere the same Range, from y e white Oake, 
and from thence to an Old Red Oake tree, by the Syde 
of Thomas Pittmans Salt Marf h : vnto all which aboues d 
Bounds wee haue layde stones & are the Bounds betweene 
m r Humphreys Farme and the Fifftye Akers belonging to 
the Coy-pond : which Fifftye Akers lyes in Salem Town- 
ship Likewise wee doe Confirme the Antient Bounds of 



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the Farme viz : from the white oak stumpe Southward of 
George Darlings to the Cliffs or Runn of water by the 
Seea & doe Settle itt as the Vttmost Extent of Marble- 
head Townshipp On that Syde or part in Wittnefs wheare- 
vnto wee haue sett our hands this 11 May 1679 
Samuell Ward Jn° Corwin 

John : Legg W m Browne Jun r 

Thefe signed for Marblehead Ph. Cromwell 

Jno. Higginson 
Jn° Hathorne 
Sam 1 Gardner sen r 
John Pickering 
Thefe aboue named signed For Salem 
The Originall paper of which this is a Copye is amonght 
the paper Records 

[298] Att a Metteing of the Select men of Beverly e 
Aprill 22 th 79 Jn° Rayment sen r John Dodge sen 1 Wil- 
liam Rayment Peter Woodbury L 1 Paul Thorndick & 
Andrew Ellett, ware Chofen & Apoynted to goe in per- 
ambulation with our Neighboures of Salem in the Bounds 
betweene them & Vs According to Notice giuen vs by 
them Viz from the Rock at the heade of Bafs Riuer to 
the pine stumpe by the swampe that runeth out of Law- 
rence Leachs Meadow 

This was signed p r Andrew Ellett 

Recorder 

Wee whofe names are vnder Written being by the 
Apoyntment of the selectmen of our Respectiue townes 
Meet to goe In perambulation in the Bounds Betweene 
our said Townes From the Rock att the heade of Bafs 
Riuer to the pine stumpe by the Swampe that Runeth out 
of Lawrance Leaches Meadow haue Accordingly gone 
the said perambulation & Renewed the s d Bounds : Viz : 
the Rock & stumpe ; And made Two Bounds vpon the 
line betweene the Abouesaid Bounds as neere as wee Could 
guefse to bee Rectified if found amifs vpon more Exact 
tryall which line Bounds are the one a heape of stones att 
aboute a Miles diftance from the Rock and the Other two 
fmalL White Oakes Marked; with a heape of Stones 






302 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

aboute One of them, att aboute a Miles diftance from the 
pine Stumpe in Confirmation heareof wee haue heare vnto 
sett our hands Aprill 28 th 1679 

For Beverly For Salem 

Jn° Rayment Jn° Corwin 

Paul Thorndick Tho. Puttnam 

John Dodge Ph. Cromwell 

W m Payment Rich : Leech 

Andrew Ellet Jn° Puttnam 

Pet : Woodbury Israeli Porter 
The original paper is amonght y e paper Records 

Att a Metting of the Freemen May 3 rd 1679 Chofen 
For Deputyes to Attend the Gen 11 Courte for the Yeare 
Cap* John Corwin & Cap* John Price 

Att a Metting of the Select May 13 th all present butt 
m r Jn° Turner 

Chofen to prosecute all the lawes of the Country : & all 
orders of the Towne Relating to horfe Kind or neate 
Cattle Edm° Briges & Jn° Bu[torn] 

m r Fran 63 Neale his petition is granted to abate his 
Country rate to William Curtice Constable 

Abated William Tayler the whole of his Rates to Con 5 * 
Skerye 

The Selectmen gaue theere Confent that Edm° Briges 
should sitt in that seate in the gallery : wheare sarj* Lake 
lately dec d vsed to sitt 

[299] Att a Metting of the Selectmen May 19 th 79 
And 20 th 

Abated Cons* Andrews Eleuen s & six pence out of 
Charles Phillips his Rates vpon Condittion Phillips forth- 
with payes the Country Rate to the Cons* 

L* John Puttnam & m r Dan 1 Andrews are Chofen to 
Attend the Gen 1 Courte to Manage the Busfnefs betweene 
Salem & Wenham Concerning the Bounds of townfhip 

Cap* John Price is Chofen & desired with what speede 
may bee to fitt the Towne houfo Chamber soe as may bee 
Convenyent for the Courte to meete theere 

Agreed with Joseph Huchefon for his Bull to goe with 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 303 

the hearde vntill the last of September for which hee is to 
bee p d or Allowed twenty shillings in his Towne Acc° of 
Kates 

Att a Metting of the Towne the 14 th June 79 

Chofen for the Jury of Tryalls 
m r Hen. Bartholmew m r Jn° Sanders- m r Jos Ward 
m r Hill rd Veren m r Ben : Gerish m r Fr. Nurce 

Tho : Puttnam Jun r 

Att a Metting of the Selectmen July 8 th all present 
butt Ca : Corwine 

Whearas Joseph Bachelder was Rated heare in the 
yeare 77 & itt Apeareing that hee p d some small Rate 
that yeare in beverlye & liued theere for a tyme we there- 
vpon haue taken of his Rates to Const Dan 1 Andrews all 
butt fiueteene shillings w ch bee payde & is dd Cons 1 An- 
drews 12: 11 

Att a Metting of the Select men August 9 th 1679 all 
being present butt Cap 1 John Corwine & Cap* Browne 

To the Constables of Salem You are hereby required 
in his Maj estys name, to warne thurteene men Euery night 
to Watch & to bee Exact to see the full Number Appeares 
& attends ; the one halfe att lest to bee sober honest men 
& houfehoulders ; one of which y n shall Committ the 
Charge & Care of the Watch vnto, & warne them to bee 
very Carefull to Examine any night walkers, strangers or 
others who are abroad att vnsesonable howres, and to se- 
cure any suspitious perfon that Cannot giue a good Acc° 
of theere buifnefs, & to the vttermost of theere Endeaver 
to bee Carefull to prevent fires being made or sett vnto 
the towne by Euell Instruments that may seeke our Ruin 
likewife to Attend all other Dutys the law Requires of 
You 

haueing Res d Information by way of Complaynt against 
Tho : Vealey for Entertaining strangers to dwell as inmates 
for one Weeke or more without giueing notice (to the 
select men in being) of the same & finding itt soe by his 
own Confession, hee only pleading Ignorance of the towns 
Order wee for the first Convixtion admonish & fine him 



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304 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

twenty shillings, & giue him warning to bee more Care- 
full for tyme to Come, who promifes the select men hee 



[300] Att a Metting of the Committee of Malitia 
Commiiion r8 and select men of the Towne August 13 th 
1679 

It is ordered that there shall not any Indian lodge with- 
in the towne one night: Butt shall depart out of the 
Towne by son setting ; And shall not returne againe into 
the Towne againe vntill son Riseing. And iff any indian 
after publishing heareof shall presume to breake this order 
hee shall bee aprehended & secured in prifon : Either by 
the "Watch or any other person Whatt soever ; & in the 
Morning shall bee carried Before Outhorytye & punished 
According to his or theire desearts 

Whearas by sad Experience the want of Sutable persons 
(before Apoynted) to manage Matters in Cafe of fire, in 
other places hath been Exceeding prejuditiall 

Itt is theerefore ordered & wee doe heareby apoynt & 
Impower the Selectmen of the towne for the tyme being, 
alfo m r Bartholmew Gedney & m r Sam 1 Gardner sen r to 
manage and Act in all Matters therein ; And all or any 
of them as Occation shall bee haue heareby full power to 
require Sutable alistance when any fires may breake out: 
& to giue direction what shall bee donne, Either for blow- 
ing vp of houfes or puling them downe or whattsoever 
elce according to theere best difcretion may bee nefsesary. 

Att a Metteing of the select men August 13 th 1679 all 
being present but Cap 1 Jn° Corwin & m r ph. Cromwell. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee prouided vpon the 
townes Acount soe many hooks & Instruments as may bee 
nefsesary in Cafe of fire 

Itt is agreed that the order Concerning Lathers (made 
8 sep 1 77) the Constables of the Towne shall see itt is 
obfarved : or take the penaltye after 25 th of this Instant 
m° And that penaltye shall bee tenn shillings for Euery 
weekes Neglect 

The Gentlemen whofe names are vnder written are 
def ired to Gett & lay in store (for Six m° tyme ffollow*) 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 305 

fiueteene Barrells of powder that iff the Towne haue Oc- 
cation thay may bie in a Redynefs for there vfe, the Towne 
payeing for them if thay vfe them 



Viz 


: M r W m Browne sen r 


6 Barrells 




Cap* Geo. Corwin 


3 Barrells 




Cap* W m Browne 


2B. 




m r Jn° Turner 


2 Barrells 




m r Edm° Batter 


1 B 




Maf Hathorne 


1 B 



All thefe aboues d Gen* 1 haue benne spoaken with & haue 

promifed to doe it 

M r William Browne sen r m r W m Browne Jun r m r 

Edm° Batter thay are defired to prouide for the towns 

vfe Two or three doz n of Seder Bucketts which may bee 

in a Redinefs for the Townes vfe for the present ; & vntill 

leather Bucketts may bee gott or procured 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall make a strict 

Inquisition throughout there whole deuifions, to know 

whether any of the Inhabitants haue taken in or Enter- 

tayned any Inmates ; And to Returne the names (of any 

soe tranfgrefsing) to the Select men 

[301] Constable James Poland D r to his proportion 

of y e Country Rate payable to the 

Treafur 1 48 u 00» 00 d 

li s d 

To his Ouerplus to the Towne 23 : 11 : 04 

Con s Nehe r Willowbey D r to his p* 
of Country Rate payable to 
the Treafu r 43 : 00 : 00 

To his Ouerplus to paye the towne 24 : 03 : 02 

Cons* Peter Chevers D r to his p* of 
Country Rate payable to the 
Treafurer 42 : 00 : 00 

To his ouerpluse to paye the Towne 20 : 02 : 08 

Con s Ja : Symonds D r to his p* of 
y e Country Rate payable to 
the Treafur" 41 : 00 : 00 

To his ouerplus to paye the Towne 16 : 06 : 04 

Con' Edw : Flint D r to his p* of 
y 8 Country Rate payable to the 
Treafur er 50 : 00 : 00 



306 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

To his ouerplus to pay the Towne 23 : 18 : 06 

Con" Job Swinerton D r to his p* 

of y e Country Rate payable to 

the Treafur er 40 : 00 : 00 

To his ouerplus to the towne 14 : 05 : 00 



"264:00:00 "121: 19:00 
Goody Mackmalley is Cred r ^ Keeping Rebecka Outon 
from y e 24 April to the 13 August & her child 2 : 11 : 00 
p r Keep Rebecka Outon 8 weekes more at 2 8 p r 0:16:00 
D r Money at m r Verens p d her 00 : 05 : 00 
1 B Come of Cap* Jn° Price 00:03: 06 
severall things of Cap* W m 

Browne 00 : 14 : 00 

m r Willowbey Cons* a biU Giuen 01 : 08 : 06 



2 : 11 : 00 
D r p d by cap* W m Browne 16 8 ) 
$ Sam 1 Wakefeild 20 8 for a I 1 : 16 : 00 

. fine ) 

Cred* f Keeping Reb : Outon from y e 13 th 

octto5Jan 1:00:00 



4:07:00 
Abated W m Stacys Rates for this yeare to Con s Nehe : 

Willowbey 5 8 

Franc 68 Skery is D r to a bill Charged vpon Peter Che- 

vers Con 8 for fiue pounds out of the overplus of his 

Country Rates for Keeping Sarah Lambert in ye Yeare 

1678 

Att a Metting of the Select men 14 : 6 : 79 all present 
butt Cap* Jn° Corwin & m r Turner 

Samuel! "Wakefeild haueing Entertained as an Inmate 
(a frenchman : Viz Claudius Bouen) for a Conf iderable 
tyme as Appeared by Sufficient Wittnefs. Alfo by his 
owne Confession For which Offence wee fine him twentye 
shilP to bee p d in money 

Wee haue ordered W m Lord to ringe the Bell att fiue a 
Clock in the morueing for one m° tyme att which tyme 
the watch shall break vp 



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8ALEM TOWN RECOBDS. 307 

Dauid Hartshorne is admitted to Continue in the Towne 
dureing the Selectrnens pleasure 

[302] Peter Chever Coniplayning against John Robin- 
fon for not Clearing his trench or draine through his land ; 
to the greate dammage of the Sayd Chevers, And finding 
that them houfe lotts ware granted vpon that Condittion, 
to keepe a draine open soe that thay might nott damnifye 
one another ; Wee there vpon haue apoynted m r John Tur- 
ner & m r John Higginson to see that Condittion performed 
by John Robinfon or any other y l doth or shall neglect 
there duty therein 

Att a Towne Meeting the 23 August 1679 Chosen for 
Commilioner or Eight man for this yeare M r Bar th Gedney 

23 : 6 m0 : Att a Meeting of the Select men, and Com- 
misfion* or 8 th man 

By Vertue of a Warrant from the Country Treasurer 
to take a list of all Male perfons with an Estimation of all 
Estates & to make return to there Sheire Townes 

Wee make returne thereof as Followeth : Viz : three 
Hundred Heads or Male persons, And the Estates of the 
Towne amounts vnto fourtey one pounds According to 
law ; Which makes in the whole Sixtey Six pounds, And 
wee doe defire the Commifion r s of the respectiue Townes 
in this Countye would bee pleased to Conf ider our greate 
Lofses and make a Sutable abatement for them 

Att a Meeting of the Select men 29 September 1679 

Chosen to Run a West line from the Stumpe y* is in the 
Swampe by Lawrance Leach his Meadow (soe called) M r 
Phillip Cromwell Lt. John Higginson Lt. John Puttnam 
& m r Daniell Andrew 

And itt is ordered that notice bee giuen to wenham men 
to Attend the same vpon the sixt day of October next to 
meete att Daniell Andrews house, aboute eight of the 
clocke in the morning only to see or make tryall how a 
west line will run 

Agreed that the Constables watch shall still Continue & 



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y* Six men shall watch euery night, the Major part where, 
of shall bee houfe houlders and sober men 

Att a Meeting of the selectmen 14 : 8 : 79 

M r Jn° Higginson & Jn° Hathorne is chosen to Reckon 
with m r Dan 11 Epps and to paye him whatt is due to him 
for the last halfe yeare 

M r Jn° Calley being admitted an Inhabitant within this 
Jurisdiction and desireing to Hue in this towne ; Wee 
grant his request 

Goodm Beachum is desired to sitt behinde the pulpett 
in y e meeting houfe And Thomas Flint sonne to the late 
deceased W m Flint shall sitt in that seate wheare Goodm 
Beachum did sitt. 

Due to Docter Weld for his Attendance vpon, &admin- 
estring vnto, the Familey of John Homans, in the tyme of 
there vifettation with y e fmall pox Fifftye shillings in or 
as money payd by bill to Con 8 Job Swinerton 9 : ll mo 

M r Samuell Gardner sen r is Chosen to goe to the Gen 1 
Courte to manage the Case betweene Salem & wenham 

M r Phillip Cromwell & Jn° Hathorne are Chosen to Ad- 
uise & Assist Goody Olliuer in the sale of her land to pay 
her debts due to the towne &c 

[303] I Daniell Epes doe Acknowledg that I haue 
Reseaued of the Select men of Salem Tenn pounds Foure- 
teene shill 88 in Money which is in full for Keeping a gram- 
er Scoole in Salem from the 10 th of the 12 m0 1678 to the 
10 th of the Sixt m° 1679 I say Res d p r mee of the Money 
Reseaued for Rent (for this End) In the Yeare 1678 

Daniel Epes 

Att a Towne Meeting the 3 Nouem br 1679 
John Hathorne p r voate Chosen Moderator 
Voated & Chofen to searve vpon the Jury of Tryalls ; 

M r Samuell Gardner sen 1 

M r Jos Hardye sen r 

M r William Boudich 

M r Richard Croad 

M r Joseph Hutchefon 

M r John Leach L t8 sonne 

M r Benj. Pickman 



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SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 309 

Voated & Chofen to Searve vpon the Grand Jury : 
U Thomas Puttnam 
Sarj. Tho : Fuller 
M r Whitte 
M r Geo : Keazer 
M r Jer : Meachum 
M r Tho : Rix 
M r Nath 1 Felton 
The Select men haueing Vewed & Confidered of that 
small p r cell of land, John Norton petitioned for, on the 
further Syde of the bridge amought the rocks ; Vnto 
which wee make this return that itt is our Aprehention 
that that place will bee as Little prejudice to the towne to 
beftow vpon him as most other places And that itt may 
not be vnsutable to Accomodate him theerewith prouided 
itt beegiuen to him & his wife dureing both there liues 
and after them both to Fall to his heires forever ; and that 
Itt shall not bee in there power to sell or any other wayes 
difpofe of itt ; And iff thay doe not build vpon itt within 
three yeares and Improue itt themfelues, or iff heareafter 
haueing built shall leaue itt : Itt shall then fall to the 
towne againe without being purchased by the towne 

Voated that John Norton shall haue the land hee peti- 
tioned for, According to the returne of the Selectmen. 

Voated that Fran 08 Skery & L* John Pickering shall 
laye out the land Granted to John Norton : 

Voated that there shall bee a towne Rate made to An- 
swer the debts of the towne 

Voated that the Selectmen shall take in the Severall Ac- 
counts of perticuler men vnto whome the towne is in Debt 
& to make a Rate Sutable to Answer them 

Voated that m r Jn° Higginfon Jun r shall haue Libertye 
to sett a Stable vpon the townes land att the End of his 
Garden where the Selectmeu shall Judge most Sutable, 
Dur 1 " 8 the townes pleasure 

M r Norice his cafe & condittion is left to the selectmen ; 
& to make a supply to him Accordinglye vntill next March 
towne Meeting wheare his cafe is againe to bee propownded 
to Confideration 

[304] Voated that Wheareas M r Edmond Batter 



310 SALEM TOWN RECOKDS. 

formerly had libertye granted him, to Sett a Warehoufe 
vpon the towns land, att the Coue neere the Meeting houfe, 
the Same libertye is Yett granted him to lett his house 
stand during the townes pleasure 

Att a Meeting of the Select menNouem br 3 d 1679 
Agreed with Elnor Bath to Keepe Sarah Lambert & her 
Child for & dureing the terme of one yeare from this pre- 
sent day which will bee vntill the 3 d of Nouem br 1680. 
And to prouide for her & her child Meate drink & Ap- 
parell washing and lodging Convenyent for them dureing 
the sayde tyme. And iff she then returne her to the 
Towne, to deliuour her & her child in as good Condittion 
for Cloathing as shee tooke her In Confideration of which, 
wee doe Engage & promife her in the behalfe of the towne, 
Seauen pounds in some good good paye as the rates Run 
which agreement Elnor Bath signed in the presence of the 
Selectmen & the Originall is amought the paper Records 

Att a Meeting of the Freemen Nouem br 10 d 1679 Chos- 
en for Commifion ers for the towne for this Yeare W Wil- 
liam Browne sen r m r Edm° Batter & m r Bar* Gedney 

Att a Meeting of the Selectmen Nouem br 1679 To all 
whomesoever this may Concerne this may Certyfye that 
William Bath & his wife hath taken Sarah Lambert & her 
child to Keepe (only for one yeare) After which tyme 
wee doe Engage in the behalfe of the Towne, to Reseaue 
her & her child againe, vnlefee there be any further Agree- 
ment made, And doe heareby declare that as itt was nott 
in our Intention thereby to cleare Salem from any future 
charge concerning her, soe shall & doe looke att her as a 
burden belonging vnto our towne & doe heareby fulley 
Cleare Beaverly or any other place from any charge that 
may Arise from William Bath & his wiues haueing taken 
her. 

The Copye of this was signed ^ Jn° Hathorne $ order 
of y e Selectmen & deliuour ed to W m Bath & his wife 

W m Hollis petitioned for some prouif ions for his releife ; 
hee being goeing with his Famylye to liue in the Estward 
part. Wee grant him in the behalfe of the towne one 



SALEM TOWN BECOKDS. 311 

quarter of Beefe m r Cromwell will delivour him & term 
shill gB in money for Corn 

Cliofen & Impowred Cap 1 Ge° : Corwin m r Edm° Batter 
Cap 1 John Corwin & Cap* W m Browne or Either of them 
to Sue & fulley prosecute Jn° Fisk in behalfe of the 
Towne 

Cap 1 John Price m r Jn° Higginson & Jn° Hathorne are 
defired chosen & Impowred to Sue & prosecute the sev- 
erall Constables that are Indebted to the towne 

[305] Chofen For Tythingmen 
lmp r 

1 Hen 17 Rennolds from the bridge to the lane by Rob 
Kitchings y e N° syde of y e way 

2 L l John Pickering from W m Beanes & Rich Adames 
to Jn° Masons y e S° syde of y e way 

3 Manafes Marston for that deuif ion of houfes on the 
land y* was m r Jn° Rucks 

4 Jn° Mafcoll Jun r from Abra : Coles to m r Batters on 
the N° syde of the waye 

5 Jn° Home from Jn° Masons to Tho : Cromwells on 
the S° syde of the waye 

6 Symon Home from Cap* Prices to W m Browns Cor- 
ner on y e N° Syde 

7 Sam 1 Archer from Edm° Moulds to Ja : Polands on 
y e S° Syde 

8 Nath 1 Beadle from Sam 1 Princes to Sam 1 Gardner 
sen 1 on y e N° syde 

9 Jn° Rogers from Dan 11 Romballs & Jn° Higginsons 
to Rich Princs & Jn° Ingersons 

10 Jer e Neale from m r Jn° Higginsons sen r to our 
ferry by Beverlye 

11 Thos Geggles sen r from Jon. Eager to Jn° Becketts 
by y e seea & in the feilds 

12 Edw : Wolland from Jon Eagers to And r Wood- 
burys & from Jn° Robinsons to Rich Robberts 

13 Tho : Searles from Jn° Becketts & Andrew Wood- 
burys to Jn° Cliffords 

.14 : 15 Rich. Huchefon & Jon Walcott for the farme 

village to Edw. Bushops 

16 : 17 : 18 Edw : Beachum Jn° felton & Jn° Tomkins 
Jun r for the N° feild & all to Proctures 



r 



312 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

19 Jn° Loomes for the Glafse houfe & houfes Adja- 
cent 

20 L* Rich d Leach for Royall Syde 

21 Jn° Gingell for Wills HiU 

22 Tho. Gold from Jn° Proctures to Tho : Golds 

23 Thomas Stacey Miller from the Mill vpon the S° 
Riuer to Jn° Blaynees 

The 24 th of the 9 m0 1679 
Cap 1 Geo Corwin is D r for what hee Res d of Con 8 * Tho: 
Flint more then hee was formerly Charged withall as p r 
Res d - 16 s 8 d 

Const Thomas Flynt is Cred r 

p r a bill p d Ja : Browne Glezier 

p r a Res* p d Cap* Geo Corwin 

p r m r Sam 11 Gardner Jun r p d 

p r abated vpon a Rate for m r Aliens farme 

p r payd Jn° Hathorne for Sam 1 Gardner Jun r 

10:00:00 
Cons* Thomas flint is discharged from his rates & his 
Acc° is Ballanced with the Towne 

Cap* Jn° Price is D r p r a bill to Jn° Procture 9 U : 
00 : 00 

D r for Jer Neale for Cap* Nicho 1 Maneing hee engaged 
5: 9 : 77 3 : 10 : 00 

for Edw flint Constable for Rates 3 : 16 : 00 

Cred r p r payd Sy m Booth for town 

houfe worke 
Cred r p r his Deputyship 1679 
$ Sundry Acc° brought in more 
17 : 12 : 79 



li 


s 


d 


2 


10 


00 





16 


08 


4 


18 


06 





01 


10 


1 : 


13 


00 



9: 00 


02 : 00 : 00 
00 


6:04 


09 


15:04 


09 15 : 04 : 09 



f> Beefe p d Tho Greene 0:09:00 

^ p d Eleaz r Giles for stone steeps 

to y e meet ,ng houfe 1 : 00 : 00 



1 : 09 00 
18 : 13 : 09 



SALEM TOWN BECOBD8. 



_ 



31-') 



The ballance of this acc° is p d in next acc° in Booke of 
accompts 
L* Jn° Higginson is D r p r a bill to Jno. Proc- 

ture, 05 : 00 : 00 

Crd ■$ worke donne $ cart for y e towne to 

24 agust 81 
L* Jn° Higginson is Cred r p r severall dif- 

burst mt for the Towne as p r his Acc° 



This acc° is settled in y e book of acc° 

John Hathorne is Cred r p r difburst m for ye 

towne as p r his Ace vpon file with 2» 

added for paper &c 
Debtf to a bill charg ed vpon Con s 

Willowbey 1 : 4:0 

Debt 1 to a bill charg ed vpon Cons 

Chever 1 : 01 : 6 



li 
1 


s 
9 


d 
3 


3 


10 


09 


5 


00 


00 



2 : 05 : 06 



2 : 05 : 6 



[306] Att a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov br 25 1679 
The Selectmen doe Aproue of & Confent vnto m r Rich 
Croad his continueing to Keepe a publiqe houfe to sell 
beare & Syder 

The Selectmen Confent vnto & aproue of Serj Jn° 
Clifford to keepe a victualling houfe att winter Isl d at y e 
seson of way ing fish 

Cap* Marshall D r to a bill Charged vpon Const bl Nehe- 
miah WiHoughbey for 36 s in money w ch is for Difburst- 
ments of the Committee which was to end thofe differ- 
ences betweene Salem Beverlye & wenham 

Whearas Gilbert Tapley formerlye had liberty both 
from the Hon r Courte & like wife from the selectmen of 



314 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

the towne, to draw beeare, Wee doe alfo still Approue of 
his Keeping a Victualling houfe. 

Att a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem br 5 1679 By 
Vertue of a Warrant from the Treasurer of the Country 
to make one single Country Rate to bee payd in graine 
&c & halfe a Rate to bee p d in money : Like wife one sin- 
gle Rate p r order of y e Towne, which sayd Rates are as 
Followeth 

Cons* Edw. Flint D r Country Rate 181i Town Rate, 
18 : 18 : 11 Ouerplus Co : R 9 : 15 : 7 
Con s Job Swinerton D r Country Rate 151i Town Rate 

13 : 05 : 3 Ouerplus Co R 5 : 00 : 5 

Con s James Simonds D r Country Rate 151i Town Rate 

14 : 11 : 9 Ouerplus Co R 6 : 17 : 8 

Con s Nehe m Willowbey D r Country Rate 18 Towne Rate 

16 : 13 : 3 Ouerplus Co R 5 : 19 : 11 

Con s James Polland D r Country Rate 18 Towne Rate 

17 : 16 : 4 Ouerplus Co. R 8 : 07 : 9 

Con s Peter Chevers D r Country Rate 15 Towne Rate 

15 : 13 : 4 Ouerplus C. R 7 : 16 : 9 

To pay the Treasurer 991i the Remainder to ye Towne. 

Eleazer Geoyles is Chofen Ouerfeere of y e highwayes 
from the bridge to linn or Reding Bounds, and is ordered 
forthwith to mend the way goeing ouer Butts Brooke. 
And is heareby Impowred to Imprefs what hands shall bee 
nefesary to Accomplish the same. 

Ens's n Nath' Felton is Chofen ouerseere of the high 
ways from M r Gardners brooke to m r Endecotts playne : 
& is ordered forthwith to mend Rom Bridge and the waye 
att the hill Adjoyning, & is heareby Impowred to Imprefs 
w* hands shall bee nefsesary to Accomplish y e same 

Nath 1 Puttnam is Chofen ouerseere of the highwayes att 
the Village & is ordered forthwith to mend Ingersalls 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 815 

Bridge: & is heareby Impo\vr ed to Impiefe what hands 
shall bee nefsesary to Accomplish the Same 

L* Tho : Puttnam is Chofen ouerseers of the highwayes 
att y e village & is ordered forthwith to mend the Bridge 
att Beauer Dam, & is heareby Impowred to Imprefs w* 
hands shall bee Nefsesary to Accomplish the same 

Serj. Fuller is Chofen ouerseere of y e highwayes att 
the village & is ordered forthwith to mend the bridge att 
Beachy Brooke vpon Andiuer Road & is heareby Im- 
powred to Imprefs w* hands shall bee Nefsesary to Accom- 
plish the same 

[307] This Bill bindeth me Ezekiell Nedam Cord- 
wind 1 of linn to paye or Caufe to bee payd vnto the 
Selectmen of the Towne of Salem : or there order in 
behalfe of the Towne: the Just and full Summe of twen- 
tye pounds in Merch e prouifions. Viz : fix pounds thurteene 
shillings & fowre pence p r Annum for three Yeares 
Ensueing the date hereof : prouided & itt is agreed that 
iff George Wiett for whome the abouesayd debt of twentye 
pounds is payd ; shall depart this liffe before the first 
yeare bee Compleated then only the first payment which 
is dd before signeing of Fifftye seauen shillings payd by 
Ezekiell Nedham shall stand in force or bee due to the 
Towne : if after the first yeare, then only the first payment 
to bee Compleated, if hee liues out the fecond yeare then 
the Summe of thurteene pounds six shillings & eight 
pence to bee payd vnto the towne of Salem, And if hee 
liue out the full Terme of three yeares, then the full 
summe of twentye pounds to bee payd as aboue sayd, 
which payment of prouifions to bee att the same price 
the Country Rate Runns ; And iff Geo : Wiett shall att 
any tyme before the aboue sayd terme of three yeares 
bee Expired paye vnto Ezekiell Nedham the abouesayd 
summe of twenty pounds that att that tyme hee shall & 
heareby stands Ingaged then to difcharge the full Summe 
of twenty pounds as abouesayd to the towne of Salem 
And if the s d Eze. Nedham shall paye in porke itt shall 
bee taken att three pence p r lb Iff in Beefe itt shall bee 
payd att two pence halfe penny |^ lb And vnto the true 



316 SALEM TOWN EECORDS. 

performance heareof I doe biude my selfe my heires 
Execu trs Adminestrators & assignes as wittnefs my hand 

Salem, 6 of Decem br 1679 this was signed p r Ezekiell 
Nedharu 
Witnefs John Price ) In y e p r sence of the Selectmen 

Jn° Hathorne \ The originall is amonght y e paper 
Records 

Att a Meeting of the Selectmen 31 : 10 : 1679 all being 
present Butt Cap* Jn° Corwin & Cap* W m Browne 

Charged a bill vpon the Conftables to paye vnto severall 
men that worked att the gutt> eueryone there proportions 
According to m r Phillip Cromwells order, who was ouer- 
feere of y e s d worke & gaue in a perticuler Acc° thereof 
the whole summe Amounted to 4 11 : 02 : 00 

Charged a bill vpon the Const bl8 to paye vnto Severall 
men for worke donne on Reding highway Eueryone there 
proportion, According to L l John Pickerings, order ; who 
was Ouerfeere of y e s d worke, & gaue in a perticuler Acc° 
thereof ; the whole summe Am to l u : 15 : 00 

Charged a bill vpon y e Const bls to paye vnto severall 
men for worke donne att Rom Bridge & m r Gardners 
Bridge, Eueryone there proportion According to order 
from Ensign Feltons who was ouerseere of s d worke & 
gaue a p r ticuler Ace thereof ; the whole summe Amounted 
to 2" : 05 : 00 

Abated m r John Gedney sen r out of his Country Rates 5 s 

Jn° Tawley was sent for before the selectmen, for 
Rescauing into his ffamyley, & Entertayning of, Thomas 
Boyden, without Libertye first obtayned, wheare vpon m r 
Tawley Ingages to secure the towne from any dammage 
or Charge that may arife there vpon 

[308] Walter Skiner is D r li s d 

To 4 B Come of Jn° Hathorne : 12 : 00 

1 : 00 : 00 
2 : 00 : 00 
2 : 00 : 00 
0: 06:00 
To p d you by m r Jon* Corwin 1 : 08 : 00 



To 


a bill Con s Poland 31 : 10 


To : 


a bill Con s Searle for 


To. 


a bill Con 8 Chevers 16 : 2 


To 


p d by Jo : Hathorne 6 s 



Sett to next year acc° 7 : 00 : 00 



SALEM TOWN KECOUDS. 317 

P r Contra Cred 1 

P r Being Belman from the tyme y e Con s veatch Left 
vntill the l d Maye w" y e Con' watch is to 

begine 7" : 00 : 00 
M r Fran 05 Skery is D r 

To a bill Charged vpon Con st Peter Chevers which is 

in full of all Acc° or demands Concerni'is; li s d 

Sarah Lambert 31 : 10 mo : 1679 4: 15 : 00 

P r a bill vpon Con s Chevers more : 8 : 00 



5 : 03 : 00 
P 1 Contra Cred 1 
P r Acc° giuen in Concern 1 " 8 Sarah Lambert 4:15:00 
P r Carting boards to the town houfe : 08 : 00 



5 : 03 : 00 



Salem January 5 th 1679/80 
Itt is agreed betweene the Selectmen of Salem, in y e 
Behalfe of the towne of Salem aforesayd, on the one p te ; 
And Rich d Tree & Johanah Tree his wiffe off Salem, one 
the other p te ; viz that y e sayd tree & his wiffe doe Ingage 
to, and with y e selectmen of Salem, in behalfe of the 
towne of Salem Afores d ; that thay will Keepe Rebecka 
Howton dureing her liffe tyme, and her Young Childe 
which shee now hath, vntill shee bee of the age of Eigh- 
teene yeares and finde them both dureing the sayd Terme, 
with Meate drink & apparell wafhing & lodging sutable 
& nefsesary for them ; And they doe Ingage and binde 
themselues heires Execut & Admin 651 to saue the towne of 
Salem harmelefs from all manner of Charge whattsoever 
that may Come to the towne of Salem, by meanes of s d 
Rebecca Howton ; from this clay forwarde dureing the 
whole Terme of her liffe ; And of her Child from this daye 
forward vntill shee bee of the full age of Eighteene 
Yeares, For and in Confideration of which thay shall haue 
what service the s d Howton & her Child are capable of 
dooing and alfo shall haue the bill of Ezekiell Nedhams, 
giuen the towne for George Wiett, or what Remaines due 
there of being Seauenteeue pounds three shillings payable 
to the towne. According to the Conditions In the sayd 



318 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

bill giuen. And Recorded in Salem towne Booke, And 
vnto the tru performance of which aboues d agreement 
the Selectmen of the towne doe order the Recording the 
same, And Rich d Tree & Johanah Tree his wiffe haue 
both sett to theere hands for the performances of the 
agreement on there p te the daye And yeare aboue written 
Signed & deliuered in The Marke O of 

the presence of Richard Tree 

William Browne Jun r The mark of 

John Higginfon Jun r Johanah S Tree 

John Hathorne 

The originall paper of which this is a Copye is amonght 
the paper Records 

[309] Whearas John Bullocke was Imprefsed into the 
Country service against the Indians and was therein Sore- 
lye wounded to the very greate hazerd of his liffe, and 
being thereby difabled from getting a liuelihood for him- 
selfe much more for a ffamilye in any labourious Calling, 
hee still Remayning a Creeple, & vnder great & greuious 
Affliction by that meenes ; the Confideration whereof hath 
Moued our harts not only to pittey him, butt alfo to Con- 
sider of some way Sutable for one in that diftrefsed Con- 
dition, whearby hee may bee able to gitt a liueing, and 
not difcourage him & others y* may bee called forth vpon 
Service for there Country heareafter 

Wee doe therefore grant him Libertye to sett vp & 
keep a Cooks Shoop in the towne, And likewife to draw 
wine &c if the Countye Courte shall see caufe to aproue 
of, and Confirme him therein 

This aboues d was granted att a Meeting of the Select- 
men January the 9 th 1679/80 

Att a Meeting of the Selectmen 26 Jan 1679 all pres- 
ent p l of the tyme 

Res d of John Greene Jn° Leach Jn° Bacheldor & John 
Tomkins Jun r the Summe of Twenty pounds in Money for 
there Second yeares Rent for Royall Syde being for the 
Yeare 1679 According to leece bearing Date 1: 12: 77 

Likewise then Reseaued of George Jacobs sen r and the 
rest of the Eleven who hired fourtey fowre Ackers, viz 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 319 

foure akers $ man the Sumrae of fiue shill' & six pence 
which is for there first yeares Rent of land on Roy 1 Syde 
the Leace bear lng Date 29 : 11 : 78/9 

Joshua Rea Con 6t is D r 1678 
To : his proportion of y e m r Rate & ouerplus 14 : 00 : 00 
To his proportion of y e Country Rate 28 : 00 : 00 

To his proportion of y e County Rate to 

mars h Skery 3 

To: his ouerplus of Country & Co : Rates 9 : 04 : 00 



D r more ^ severall y u took Rates of 



55 : 19 : 00 



00 


19 


03 


00 


10 


00 


01 


07 


06 


13 


10 


00 


3 


00 


00 



28 : 2 : 79 Cred 
20 : 11 : 79 P r a Res* from m r Jn° Hull Treasur money & 
other pay as the rates Run 28 : 00 : 00 

6:1: 78/9 P 1 a bill p d L* Rich Leach 

17 : 12 : 78 
P r abatem* to L l Tho Puttnam & Son Jun r 
P r abatements the 26 : 11 : 79 as $ Acc° 
P d m r Sam u Gardner Jun r for y 9 minesters 

rate 
P d Marshall Skery for y e County rate 



P r abatements more the 21 : 11 : 80 

P r Killing a woolfe in y e yeare 1676 

49 : 07 : 03 
[310] Tho. Searle Con 8 is D r 1678 

To his proportion of the Minesters Rate 38 : 00 : 00 

To his ouerplus of y e ministers Rate 02 : 03 : 07 

To his proportion of the Co : Rate 33 : 00 : 00 
To his proportion of pay to marsh 1 Skery 

for County 4 : 00 : 00 

To his ouerplus to bee pd the towne 10 : 02 : 06 

87 : 06 : 01 



47 


06 


0!) 


00 


10 


06 


47 


17 


03 


1 


10 


00 



320 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Reckoned with Tho : Searle Con" 1 : No br 80 

and all Acc° cleared. 
Res d p r a Res* from m r Sam 11 Gardner for the 

Minesters Rate 17 : 5 : 79 38 : 00 : 00 

Res d p r a Res* from m r Jn° Hull Treasurer 

Aprill 28 : 79 N° 403 33 : 00 : 00 

Res d p r payd Marshall Skery for the Countye 

as p r his Res* 24 : 4 : 79 04 : 00 : 00 

Res? p r p d m r Grafton f bill 26 : 11 : 79 01 : 11 : 06 

Res d ^ abatements y r own & others Rates 2 : 14 : 00 



79 : 05 : 06 
Res d $ a bill p d Walter Skiner . 2 : 00 : 00 

Res d $ Allow for tranfportation : 05 : 00 

Res d f p d John Roggers $ bill : 13 : 06 



52 : 04 : 00 



1:9: 80 Res f, money Reseud 50 s adv 

25 s abatements 27 s l d 5:2: 01 



87 : 06 : 01 



John Greene : Cons* is D r 1678 

To : his proportion of y e minesters Rate 17 : 00 : 00 

To : his ouerplus of y e minesters Rate 00 : 11 : 09 

To : his proportion of y e Country Rate 28 : 00 : 00 

To : his proportion to pay Mars h Skery for 

y e County 03 : 00 : 00 

To : his ouerplus of Co & County Rate 07 : 14 : 00 



28 : 2 : 79 Cred' p r a Res 1 from m r Jo : Hull 
treasurer for money & other pay as y e 
rates Run 

p r 2 Res' from Marshall Skery for County 

26 : 11 : 79 p r m r Jo : Higginson for min" 
Rate as $ R 

p r Abatements made him as p r Acc° 



56 


05 


09 


28 


00 


00 


3 


00 


00 


17 


00 


00 


3 


02 


00 



51 : 02 : 00 



•■',•:' v ,, .vr 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



821 






17 


00 


00 


03 


00 


52 


: 02 


00 


4 


•03 


09 



p r abated Tho Howards rates 9 s 

p r abatement for ben J Scarletts rates 8 B 

p r Tho West, Estate to y e m" rate abated 



56 : 05 : 09 
Jn° green is aquitted from his rates 21 st ll mo 1680 
M r John Turner Acknowledged that hee Reseaued (p r 
the Townes order) Fourtey Two pounds tenn shill g8 &six 
pence of m r John Higginson & m r Sam 11 Gardner, which 
abouesayd summe of money was putt into there hands to 
Incourage them in payeing the money due from the towne 
to m r Jn° Higginson sen r for the yeare 1678 and is now 
deliuoured to m r John Turner only vpon the same Con- 
dittions. And m r John Turner to returne the same 
againe when the yeare 1679 is finifhed & m r Jn° Higgin- 
son & m r Sam u Gardner are heareby aquitted from itt 



[311] Att a metting of the Selectmen 6:1: 1678/9 
The Contribution for the pore Cred* ^ bal- 
lance of the Acc° made vp 28 : 10 : 78 
as f Contra 15.12:10 

$ Contribution from 28 : 10 : 78 to 2 : 1 : 

78/9 07 : 06 : 08 



22 : 19 : 06 
D r to Seuerall distributions as p r Contra : 

to 6: 1:78/9 07:10:00 



6 : 1 1678/9 So ther remaines dew in m r 

Verins hands 15 : 09 : 06 

& ther is in m r Verins hands of what was left 
of the Contribution w cb was for Hen r 
Mofes 01 : 00 : 05 

D r 6 : 1 : 78/9 giuen a noat to W m Cock for 

5 1 W Hollis 3 B 00 : 08 : 00 

m r Norrice 5 s Homans famylye 31 s 01 : 16 : 00 

Adam Gold 12 d Goody Olliver 5* 00 : 06 : 00 



322 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

Horn an for wood 7 8 6 d Goody Hollis 3 s 00 : 10 : 06 

Homan More for severall perticulers ^ 

brays wife 00 : 10 : 00 

m r Norrice 5 s Goodm Olliuer 3 B 00 : 08 : 00 

Lent Goodm Oliuer, & his Widdow at sev 1 



tymes 






02 


03 


06 


m r Norrice at seuerall tymes more 






03 


10 


00 


Sam 11 Pickmans wiffe 






01 


•00 


00 


Allex r Mackmalley at severall tymes 






01 


: 05 


00 


Goody Case at severall tymes 






01 


: 00 


: 00 




12: 


17 


00 


Cr d p r Contribution from 2 : l mo 












78/9 to the 2 d of October 












1679 25 : 


02 


05 








p r the Acc° as aboue 16 


09 


:11 








Crd. 41 : 


12 


: 04 




Dr. 12 : 


17 


: 00 









28 : 15 : 04 
27 : 8: 1679 Reckoned & wee finde theere 
Remaines in m r Verens hands of the 
poores money 28 : 15 : 04 

Att a Metting of the Selectmen 27 : 8 : 79 wee order 
a diftribution as follows 
27 : 8 Wid° Smith 10" Wid° Harvey 10" 

Wid° Rich 10» 01 : 10 : 10 

Wid° Mackmaley 10 s Wid° Pickman 10" Ben : 

Felton 10' ' 01 : 10 : 00 

Goody Cafe 10 s Goody Cash 10 s Wid° 

Craniver 10 s 01 : 10 : 00 

Goody parnell 10 8 00 : 10 : 00 



5 : 00 : 00 
28 : 8 Goody Batter 10 9 W" 1 Hollis 10" 1 : 00 : 00 

29:9 m r Edw Norrice for 1 hogg & a q r ter 

Beefe &c 2 : 10 : 00 

For Rebecka Outon in her sicknefs to goody 

Mackmaley : 10 : 00 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



;vi;>, 



Lent Goody Olliuer 9* Jos 

Goody Mackmaley for beck Outon 5 



Goody Olliuer p d Ebz Geoyles 



The money in hand as aboue is 
More Contribution from 27 

Oct to 17: 12 
p r more repayd by goody olliuer 



42 : 18 : 07 
Remaynes in m r Verens hands the 17 : 12 : 79 li s d 

$ bill 32 : 07 : 07 

All that feauenteene psons should haue 10' 

$ w ch is 8:10:0 

17 : 12 : 79/80 



ns wiffe 10" 





19 


00 


on 5 


i 







05 


00 




10 


04 


00 











07 


00 




10 


11 


00 


28 


15 


04 








11 


03 


09 








2 : 


19 


6 









Att a meting of the Selectmen 23 : 6 : 78 

distributed of the contribution mony 
to m r Edw : Norice being: 



very 111 



[312] 

Cap* Corwin 
mr Grafton 
mr Cromwell 
Leu* Leach 
SamU Gardner 
Ed flint 
Jn° Higginson 

at a meting of Selectmen 14 
distributed 

^^n ™ Wid0W C ° llinS 

mr Graf ten . , 

mr ph. Cromwell widow bmitn 
Sam" Gardner 
Jn° Hathorne 



02 : 00 : 00 



7: 78 

: 10 : 0" 
: 10 : 
widow Craniuer : 10 : 
: 10 : 
: 10 : 
: 10:0 
: 10 : 



widow Stan- 
widow : Rich 
widow : Harny 
widow Hun 
widow Richards : 10 : 
m r Norice : 10 : , 

Benj. Felton : 10 : Oj 
11 : 8 : 78 giuen to m r Norice 

atfeuerall 2:0:0 

to widow Hun : 10 : 

to widow Pickworth : 10 : 



105 : 00 : 00 



yr^ 



324 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



to m r Norice 


10 





to Good m Oliuer 


08 





to Goody Rich 


: 05 





to Jn° Bly 


: 07 





to m r Norice more at 






feuer 11 1 


00 






05 : 10 : 00 



12 : 10 : 00 
The Acc° of Contribution from the 12 th May 78 to the 
28 December 1678 w th 12 s 6 d upon y« ball of the Acc° 
ouer leafe is 28 : 2 : 10 d 

paid out as aboue 12 : 10 : 00 



So that ther remaines in stocke 15 : 12 : 10 Reckoned this 

28 : 10 mo 1678 
distributed 28 : 10 : 1678 
To : widow Smith : 10 : 00 
To widow Craniuer : 10 : 00 
To widow Starr : 06 : 00 
To widow Rich : 10 : 00 

To widow Harney : 10 : 00 
To widow Richards : 06 : 00 
To Goodm Felton : 10 : 00 
To widow Hun : 10 : 00 li s d 

To widow Pickworth : 10 : 00 04 : 02 : 00 



23 : 11 : 78 ordred to Jos Gatchells wife ") 
20* $ noat to m r Verin j 

to baxters dafter shelden 10 s Goody Rich- | 
ards : 10 s y 

to Jn° Bly 2 s m r Norice 5 s Goody Rich f~ 
Goody Gold 3 s 
To Goody Richards 10" Goody Gold 5 B 



08:00 



mr Batter 
Cap* Jn° Corwin 
mr Sam 1 ' Gardner 
Leift Jn° Pickring 
Bartho Gedny 
& dacon Verin 



7 : 10 : 00 



[313] 31 December 1677 

att A meeting of the select men being 
preesent 

was distributed to the severall widdows 
underneath mentioned out of the Con- 
tributions for the poore 



, . 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



826 



6: 00 

10 : 00 
12 : 00 
10: 00 
10: 00 
10:00 
08 : 00 

11 : 00 
05 : 00 



tto widow Collins 

tto widdow mofes 

tto widdow Cranever 
tto widdow Rich 

tto widdow pickworth 
tto w m hollis his wiffe 
tto widdow Smith 

tto widdow Starr 

tto widdow pethricke : 
7 : 11 : 1677 

Tho: OhV is granted 00 

13 : 12 : 1677 

To : Widdow : Moises 00 

To : Widdow : Craniv r 00 

To : Widow Hun 00 

To : Widdow : Richards 00 
To : ditto : Richards 00 

To : Widdow : Harny 00 

To : Widdow : Star 00 

To:y e Widdow: Hu[n] 00 
To : y e Widdow : Rich 00 
To : Widdow : Smith 00 

To : y e widdow : Collins 00 
To : widdow : pickworth 00 
To : y e Widdow : pethrick 00 



14 th 1 : 1677/8 

To Widdow Richards 00 : 15 : 00 

To widdow Rich 00 : 05 : 00 

Tho : oliu r 00 : 04 : 00 

Benjamin Felton 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Craniv r 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Smith 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Moises 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Harny 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : pickworth 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Eastick 00 : 05 : 00 

Widdow : Collins 00 : 03 : 05 



05 


00^ 


10 


:00 


10 


00 


05 


00 


05 


00 


10 


00 


06 


00 


08 


00 


05 


:00 


10 


00 


06 


00 


05 


00 


05 


00 


05 


00 



04 : 15 : 00 



08: 17 : 00 



I 03 : 02 : 05 



"11 : 19 : 05 



326 



SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



17 : may 1678 

To : Goody Harney 00 
To Goody Rich 00 

To : widow Craniuer 00 
To widow Starr 00 

To widow Smith 00 

To widow : Hud 00 
To : widow : Richards 00 
To : widow Mofes 00 
To : widow Collins 00 
To: widow : PickworthOO 
To : widow : Estick 00 
To : w m Hollice 00 

To : widow Sibly 00 
To Goodm felton 00 
Jn° Meckeny 00 



08 : 00 1 






06: 00 






08 : 00 






06 : 00 






06: 00 






07 :00 






12:00 






06 : 00 


^5:00 


00 



: 06 : 00 
: 06 : 00 
: 05 : 00 
: 08 : 00 
: 06 : 00 
: 05 : 00 
: 05 : 00 



[314] 31 december 1677 

the selectmen Having taken A ceo* of what hath been 
Contributed for the Releif of the poore found In the dea- 
cons hands the Summ of 5 U : 4 s : ll d 
& have distributed as on the other side 4 : 2 : 00 



1 : 2 : 11 
Remaine still In the deacons hands 22 s ll d 
The ace" of Contribution to y e poore as aboue to y e 30^ 

10 : 1677 is 05 : 04 : 11 

& from y e 6 : 11 : 1677 to y 8 10 th 1 : 

1677/8 is 06 : 14 : 06 



"11 : 19 : 05 

The acomp 1 of Contribution to the pore as aboue from 
the : 10 th l Bt 77/8 to 12 th May 1678 05 : 12 : 06 

[315] 10 th : February : 1680 

I Daniell Epes doe acknowledge that I haue receu ed of 

the Selectmen of Salem Sixteene pounds in money which 

is in full for Keeping a Grammer fcoole In Salem from 

the 10 of August to the 10 of february 1680 I say rec d 



out of the money payd 
Hathorne 



for rent for this end of John 



8ALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



827 



DaniellEpes Jun r 
I daniell Epes doe acknowledge y* I haue rec d of y" 
select men of Salem fourteen pounds thirteen shillings & 
six pence w oh is in full for keeping a Gramar school In 
Salem from the 10 of February to y e 10 of August 1681 
I say rec d out of the mony paid for rent for this end of 
John Hathorne 

Daniell Epes Jun r 
I Dan 11 Epes doe acknowledge that I haue recieu d of 
the Selectmen of Salem thirteen pounds flue shillings w ch 
is in full for keeping a Gramar School in Salem from the 
10 of August to the 10 of February 1681 as alfo four 
pounds flue shillings, w ch is in full satisfaction for lofs in 
acc ts from y e beginning of the world to this day I say rec d 
the aboues d out of the money payd for Rent for this End 
of John Hathorne 

Daniell Epes Jun r 
I Dan 11 Epes do acknowledge that I haue Rec d of y e 
Selectmen of Salem Eleuen pounds, Eleuen shillings and 
ten pence, w ch is in full for Keeping a Gramar School in 
Salem, from the 10 of February to the 10 of August 1682 
I say Rec d the aboues d out of y e Money payd for Rent for 
this End of Jn° Hathorne 

Daniel Epes Jun r 

he haue rec d of 



[316] M r Will Brown 


is D r $ w 


h 


feu r all men 






Jerm : Butnam 


0:5 





Nath Bartlet 


:5 





Rich Hide 


: 7 


G 


Tho Watfon 


0: 7 





G & R Gardn 1 


1 :3 





Jn° Beram 


: 5 





Tho Gigls 


:5 





M r Z. Endecot 


: 7 







3:4 


6 


M r Georg Corwin 


D r 




Joseph Swafy 


: 8 





Tho Robins 


: 12 





Georg Smith 


: 5 






328 SALEM ^TOWN RECORDS. 



Fr Collenr 




0: 


7 


6 


Rich Sibly 







5 







1: 


17 


6 


Ed : Batter D r 










Georg Dean 1 P sb 


oos 5 s 


0: 


5 





Jofeph Hardinge 




1: 








Jn° Kitchin 







12 





Rob Gray 


at 18* $ 


0: 


12 





Jn° Williams 




0: 


8 





Samll Cutler 







8 





% Sam 1 Williams 




0: 


4 


6 


James Und r wood 




3: 


00: 


00 


Ed Gaikell 




0: 


12 


00 


Fr Norton 




1: 


1 





And Woodbury 







17 







8: 


19: 


6 


M r Price D r 










<P Humphrey Coombs 


0: 


6 





^ Jn° Tomkins 




0: 


10 


00 



16: 00 
Reed ^ fo much pd to Phill li s d 
Cromwell p d to m r Higgenfon 06 : 00 : 00 

1661 Accounted with w m Flint Reft to him is 1 : 12 : 7 
Reed $ fev pd to m r Price 1 : 12 : 7 

Acc tt with Ben Felton due from is 13 : 4 

Ed Bif hop D r 1 : 3 : 10 

[317] Acc tt of Edward Bifhop Constable County rate 
1661 is Debt 

Att a Meeting of the Selectmen 26 : ll m0 1679/80 all 
being prefent 

Constable William Curtice is Debt r 
To : his proportion of the minefters 

rate 37 : 0:0 

To : his Ouerplufs of his propor- 
tion 01 : 19 : 6 



38:19:6 38:19:06 






SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 



To : his Country Rate 36 11 And County Rate 4" 
To Ouerplufs of the Country & County rates 



40: 00 
14: 08 



829 

06 



W m Curtice Con st Cred r 
28: 2^o 79 fr m * j n o Hull Treasur r as $, 2 
. _ Res s money & other paye as the 
rates run 
^ Marshall Skery for the Countye 
"<$ Glez r Browne in money & rate paye 
^ m r Jn° Higginfon for the mines trB rate 
f? Abatements as p r Acc° 
<$ abated Jos Miles 5 s pet. [Che vers] 5 s 
<$? Entertain Bette Sheldon [torn]eeks 
f Mak lD * Latches &c for the Meet lng houfe 

dores 
^ his owne rates abated 26 s W m Sweetland 
abated 12 s 



6-1 78/9 



p d Rob Stone 30 s $, p d M 1 
Jn° Higginson 19 s 
15. 179/80 ^ Sam 1 Stone 5 8 abated Benj 
Keazer 5 s 



Const. Dauid Phipeny is Debt 1 

To : his proportion of y e minesters rate & 

ouerplufs 
To : his Country rate 35" County rate 4" 

Ouerplufs of both 11" : 11 s : 00 



Cred r 
i: 2 mo 79 ^ : m r Jn° Hull as ^ 2 Res money 
& other paye 
1:7 $ : Marshall Skery for the County 
rate 
), : m r Jn° Higginson for the mines tra rate 



93 : 08 : 00 



36 : 00 : 00 



04 :00 

02 : 04 
37 :00 

03 : 11 
00: 10 
00 : 15 




89 


10 


02 


li 


s 


d 


39 


01 


03 


50 


11 


00 



89 : 12 : 03 



35 : 00 : 00 



04:00 
36 : 00 



00 

00 



330 SALEM TOWN RECORDS. 

$ : Cap 1 Jn° Corwin 4 U 6 : 4 d L* Barth : 

Gedney 35 s 06 : 01 : 04 

$ : his Acc° of abatements & W m Lord 7 s 06 : 18 : 03 
$ Acc° for tranfportation 00 : 05 : 00 

f Cap 1 Jn° Corwin more 01 : 07 : 08 

Cons 4 Da : Phipenye is aquited from his 

rates 

89 : 12 : 03 

The Selectmen of the Towne of Salem did Confent vnto 

y e Sale of a tenn Aker lott (by Widow Olliuer) vnto 

Jn° Bleven According Vnto an order of the || county |[ 

Courte 

(End of Volume ZT.) 



INDEX 



/k borne. See Eborne. 
Aetions at law, 55, 244. 
Adams, , 96. 

Richard, 8, 14, 20, 45, 95, 111, 
181, 311. 

William, 92, 98, 100, 106, 124, 



Assessors, 114. 
Assistants, Court of, 271. 
Auditors, 1, 13, 62. 
Audley, Peter, 152. 
Avery's land, 181. 



125. 




Baber, Win., 152. 


Ager, Benjamin, 135. 




v_ , Babbidge, Constable, 179, 182. 


Jonathan, 182, 270, 311. 




Goodman, 58. 


Aires, Ralph, 267. 




Mr., 34, 219, 274. 


Aie, 92, 113. 




, 183. 


Alexander, Thomas, 216. 




^- Christopher, 43, 69, 114, 158, 


Allen, Jos., 323. 




169, 177, 184, 194, 198, 205, 


Allen's, Mr., farm, 312. 




215, 240, 259. 


Alley Geoyles. 267. 




Bachelder, John, 12, 20, 116, 


Ammunition, 58, 259, 272. 




117, 142, 252-254, 282, 283, 


Andover, 74, 79, 80, 85, 94, 


102, 


318. 


114, 125, 126, 128, 136, 


286, 


Joseph, 253, 2S3, 303. 


289. 




Bacon, Daniel, 229. 


Bounds of, 49. 




Bag, The town. See Town bag. 


bridge, 99. 




Baker, 210. 


highway, 125. 




Baker, Cornelius, 158, 164, 179. 


men, 79. 




John, 176. 


road, 88, 315. 




Baker's Island, 115, 117, 179, 


way, 114, 115. 




191, 283. 


Andrew, Daniel, 137, 147, 


280, 


Balch, , 21. 


286, 292, 299, 307. 




Benjamin, 6, 14, 16, 17, 26, 34, 


Andrews, Constable, 302. 




42, 78. 


, 220, 249, 291. 




Bald hill, 31, 44. 


Daniel, 152, 159, 212, 232 


241, 


Baldwin, John, 134. 


242, 259, 277, 284, 285, 


287, 


Balisters,219, 279. 


296, 302, 303. 




Ballard, John, 11. 


James, 59. 




Bank, The, 25. 


Arbitration, 90. 




Barber, French, 51. 


Archard. See Archer. 




Barklemew. See Bartholomew. 


Archer, John, 207. 




Barks, 145, 191. 


Samuel, 26, 67, 101, 207, 


221. 


Barley, 62. 


Arms, 259, 272. 




Barnes, Widow, 60, 61. 


Army, 224. 




Thomas, 20, 28. 29. 


Artillery, 170, 175, 204. 




Barney, Constable, 98. 


Ashby, Mr., 48, 101, 119, 


133, 


Widow, 216. 


134. 




Jacob, 3, 8, 10, 11, 18, 19, 23, 


, 255. 




30, 47, 80, 95, 96, 100, 105. 


Anthony, 57, 97, 104, 111 


113, 


Ill, 114, 127, 141, 142, 156, 


120. 




164, 180, 184, 247, 270, 296. 


Benjamin, 131, 183. 




Barns, 117, 163. 


Edmond, 131. 




Barrows, 85. 



(331) 



Bars, 127. 

Bartholomew, Mr., 15, 18, 19,22, 
25, 38, 41, 51, 60, 63-65, 68, 
71, 75, 78, 81, 85, 93, 99, 105, 
107, 103, 111, 121, 122, 124- 
129, 131, 136, 138, 154, 170, 
173, 176, 178, 186, 188-195, 
197, 198, 217, 249. 
Mr. H., 114. 

Henry, 6, 7, 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, 
27, 29-33, 35-37, 39-44, 47-50, 

57, 64, 66-69, 71, 73-80, 84, 

86, 91, 96-99, 102, 107, 108, 
114, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128, 
133, 136, 139, 142, 152, 154, 
158, 185, 187, 189, 190, 192, 
209, 218, 223, 224, 239, 262, 
264, 303. 

Bartlet, Natb., 327. 

Nicholas, 175. 
Barton, John, 209, 285. 

Matha, 205. 
Bartranx, John, 61. 
Bass river, 2, 15, 18, 30, 48, 55, 

87, 95, 103, 106, 296, 301. 
to be a town, 87, 

Bass Kiver Side, 98. 
Bassett, Sergeant, 165. 

William, 165, 295. 
Bath, Elnor, 310. 

William, 310. 
Ratter, Goody, 322. 

Mr., 4, 25, 31-35, 41-44, 47, 49- 
64, 56, 58, 60-62, 64, 65, 67, 
68, 73-77, 85, 122, 123, 128, 
135, 137, 144, 154, 155, 167, 
162, 165-168, 170, 172-174, 
176, 178-184, 195, 196, 198, 
200, 205, 215, 217, 220, 223, 
230, 236, 338, 239, 243, 244, 
246, 247, 249, 251, 254, 256, 
257, 266, 270, 286, 287, 811, 
824. 
Edmond, 2-9, 11-16, 18-23, 29, 
32, 35, 37-40, 46, 50, 53-55, 

58, 61, 64, 66, 68, 70, 71, 74- 
80, 84-95, 98-102, 104-120, 
126, 127, 140, 145, 146, 148- 
151, 153-155, 158, 160, 161, 
170, 173, 207-212, 214, 216, 
218, 220, 221, 229, 232-235, 
242, 247, 249, 252, 256, 259, 
264, 267, 272, 275, 280, 281, 
297, 305, 309-311, 328. 

Batter's, Mr., orchard, 217. 
Bavage. See Babbidge. 



Baxter, , 94, 324. 

John, 53, 272. 
Bayly, Mr., 199. 

Henry, 55. 
Beach, 75. 
Beacham, Goodman, 254, 308. 

Edw., 118, 311. 
Beachy brook, 198. 
Beadle, Nathaniel, 107, 110, 146, 
160, 171, 192, 201, 203, 232, 
274, 296, 311. 
Samuel, 169, 219, 232, 235, 

247, 259, 260, 264, 279. 
Thomas, 143, 174. 

Bealle, , 182. 

Beane, William, 270, 311. 
Beaver dam, 91, 188, 193, 315. 

Beckett, , 226. 

John, 20, 23, 159, 182, 227, 
270, 811. 
Beef, 311, 312, 315, 322. 
Packer of, 109. 
Sealer of, 56. 
Beer, 88, 92, 113, 124, 156, 184, 
190, 203, 211, 212, 219, 275, 
313, 314. 
Bell, 144, 238, 266. 
Meeting house, 223. 
Ringing the, 23, 24, 35, 42, 71, 
84, 123, 136, 160, 165, 174, 
176, 190, 203, 207, 210, 247, 
277, 306. 
Bellipieces, 215. 
Bellman, 212, 220, 246, 248, 249, 
260, 266, 273, 317. 
Belt of. 260. 
Bellringer, The, 119, 123, 159, 

217. 
Beram, John, 327. 
Berry, Edward, jr., 193. 
Best, John, 107, 110, 145. 
Beverly, 110, 142, 156, 157, 164, 
168, 173, 259, 260, 272, 274, 
284, 292, 296, 300-303, 310, 
311, 313. 
Bounds of, 142, 157, 301. 
Bier, 27. 

Bishop, , 270. 

Edward, 7, 9, 17, 65, 156, 164, 

286, 289, 311, 328. 
Rich., 5, 20, 28, 47. 
Black, John, 53, S9. 
Black Point, 285. 
Blackleech, Mr., Farm of, 20, 

75. 
Blano, Mr., 165. 



— 



1 



INDEX. 



883 



Blaynee, John, 312. 
Blethen, John, 117, 287, 330. 
Blevin. See Blethen. 
Bligh. See Bly. 
Blith. See Bly. 
Blunt, , 89. 

William, 134. 
Bly, , 236. 

John, 55, 78, 180, 208, 233- 
236, 257, 294, 324. 
Boards, 62, 257, 267, 317. 
Boats, 25, 284. 
Boise. See Boyce. 
Bonds, 50. 

Books, Town, 12, 48, 64. 
Booth, George, 224, 263, 281. 

Symon, 205, 312. 
Born, John, 200, 206. 
Boston, 21, 42. 87, 88. 154, 225, 

265, 267, 271. 
Bouinton, Tho., 288. 
Bounds, 24, 27, 42-44, 46,47, 49, 
68, 84, 164-166, 170, 171, 173, 
175, 180, 187, 202, 225, 272, 
292, 294-297, 299-302, 307, 
314. 

Andover, 49. 

Beverly, 157. 

Ipswich, 24. 

Lynn, 27, 42, 68, 84, 202, 225. 

Reading, 165, 166. 

Salem, 43, 47, 49. 

Topsfield, 47. 

" Seven Men's", 27, 43, 44, 46. 

tree, 202. 
Bounty for killing wolves. See 

Wolves. 
Bouen, Claudius, 306. 
Boutman. See Butman. 
Bowdich, William, 178, 229, 308. 
Bowen, Thomas, 134. 
Box, The deacons', 87. 

Drawing, 1. 
Boyce, Joseph, 4, 108, 122, 186, 

208, 259. 
Boyden, Thomas, 316. 
Boys, 210. 
Bragge, Henry, 289. 
Bray, , 322. 

Robert, 267. 
Bread, 277, 279. 
Briant, John, 152. 
Brick bats, 263, 264. 
Brick making, 95. 
Bricks, 95, 234. 236, 267. 
Bridge, Mrs., 210. 



Bridges, Edmond, 100, 125,208, 
229, 302. 

Edward, 203. 212, 217. 
Bridges, 4, 5, 10, 15, 26, 30, 31, 
33, 36, 39. 40, 45. 49, 53, 55, 
65-67, 71, 72, 78, 80, 84, 85, 
88, 89, 99, 101, 102, 111, 128, 
133, 141, 149, 150, 156, 162, 
167, 172, 176, 186, 188, 193, 
196, 198, 201-203, 208, 212, 
233, 257, 259, 262, 270, 271, 
293, 294,309, 311, 314-316. 

Andover, over the river, 99. 

at Beaver dam, 188, 193, 315. 

Forest River, 40, 71, 72, 80, 
84, 85, 167. 

Mr. Gardner's, 316. 

Ingersall's, 314, 315. 

over Ipswich river, 193. 

Horse, 10, 141, 193, 196. 

Marble, 176. 

Marblehead, 149, 176. 

by mill, Soatbfield, 270. 

" Our Salem," 53. 

at Strongwater brook, 102. 

Town, 186, 193, 201, 202, 208. 

The, 203, 212, 233, 257, 259, 
262, 270, 271, 293, 294, 309, 
311, 314. 

Mending of the, 4. 

Te wooden, 196. 
Brooks, 18, 23, 37, 65, 102, 106, 
111,124-127,140,141,147, 149, 
154,156,192,193,196,258, 314. 

near house of Tho. Gould- 
thwaight, 18. 

Butts, 111, 258, 314. 

Frost fish, 127, 141, 196. 

Mr. Gardner's, 192, 193, 314. 

Strongwater. See Strong- 
water brook. 
Brooksbv, 18. 
Browne, Captain, 2S3, 299, 303. 

Constable, 93. 

Glazier, 217, 224, 227, 263, 
267, 312, 329. 

Mr., 1, 16, 20, 21, 27, 30, 31, 
33, 34, 38, 39, 43, 49-51, 53, 
56, 60, 62-64, 66. 67, 91, 97, 
127, 129, 144, 170, 179, 183, 
206, 236, 247, 257, 270, 290. 

Sergeant, 137. 

Mr. Benjamin, 171. 

James, 50, 56, 113, 146, 155, 
203, 217, 224, 225, 227, 2S6, 
256, 260, 263, 267, 312, 329. 






334 



Browne, continued. 

John, 22, 25, SO, 117, 166-169, 

254. 
Mr. Jonathan, 68. 
Willia m, 2, 4-9, 11-13, 19-26, 
~ 202; 33, 35, 43, 47, 53-58, 
64, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74, 75, 
77, 78, 80-82, 84-87, 89-96, 
98-103,106-115,118-131, 133, 
135-138, 140, 144-158, 163, 
171, 176-178, 189, 200, 206- 
212, 214-221, 227, 229, 232- 
235, 238, 239, 242, 244, 246- 
249, 251, 252, 254-256, 261, 
264-266, 275, 289, 292-294, 
300, 301, 305, 306, 310, 311, 
316, 318, 327. 
Farm of Mr. William, 22. 

Brush, 137, 154, 181. 

Bn— , Jno., 302. 

Buckets, Fire, 305. 

Buckley's, 159, 160. 

Buffington, , 225. 

Buffum, Caleb, 233, 294. 
Jos., 186. 

Joshua, 148, 154, 201, 234. 
Joss., 178. 

Bullets, 130, 170, 171, 214, 257. 
Musket, 170. 

Bullock, John, 181, 217, 228, 
238, 260, 296, 318. 

Bulls, 6, 10, 26, 36, 42, 46, 55, 
67, 72, 74, 86, 89, 112, 126, 
127, 143, 149, 159, 162, 190, 
217, 221, 29,5, 231, 238, 248, 
258, 263, 2S9, 299, 302. 

Burges, Jno., 152. 

Burial of Captain Trask, Ex- 
pense of, 72. 

Burnape, Isaac, 21. 

Burnett, Isaac, 11. 

Burrall, John, 295. 

Burring, 107. 

Burton, John, 42, 72. 100, 160. 

Burying place, 22, 93, 99, 105, 
107, 135, 159, 167. 
Enlargement of, 99. 

Burying point, 19. 23, 25. 

Butlock. See Bullock. 

Butman, Jeremiah, 21, 33, 39, 
43, 48, 58, 60, 104, 159, 160, 
205, 327. 

Butter, 26, 32, 37, 258. 

Buttolph, John, 20, 23, 24, 56, 

Butts brook, 111, 258, 314. 



Buxton, Constable, 280. 
Good, 85. 

Anthony, 21, 26, 28, 36, 46, 55, 
65, 69, 72, 74, 77, 111, 136, 
153, 201, 242, 270, 271, 286. 
248. 



Cakes, 277. 

Calley, Mr. Jno., 308. 

Callings to be taught, 180. 

Calves, 100. 

Cannon, Mr., 250. 

Cantlebury, Goodwife, 29. 

William, 15. 
Cantlebury's farm, 93. 
Cape Ann Side, 2, 5, 7, 13, 14, 
18, 19, 26, 28, 30, 31, 36, 37, 
44, 45, 48, 49, 55, 56, 59, 65, 
66, 69, 78, 83-85, 89, 112. 
Highways on, 5. 
Maintenance of ministry on, 
2. 
Carpenters, 2, 111, 163. 
Carriages for the great guns, 42. 
Carrill, Nath., 46. 
Carter, Tobv, 267. 
Carters, 107. 

Carts, 5, 127, 173, 283, 287, 313. 
Cartway, 67, 188. 
Case, Goody, 322. 
Humphrey, 205. 
Cash, Goody, 322. 
Casks, Gauger of, 56. 
Castle hill, 123, 129. 
Cattle, 26, 67, 101, 142, 159, 162, 

188, 208, 238, 258, 302. 
Causeways, 37, 75, 101, 102,111, 
160, 162. 164, 273. 
Wenham, 164. 
Chapling, Jno., 254. 
Chapleman, Michael, 131, 217. 
Charlestown, 42, 62. 
Cherry island, 159. 
Chever, Constable, 313, 316. 

, 329. 

Peter, 143, 144, 172, 174, 279- 
281, 284, 292, 294, 298, 305- 
307, 314, 317. 
Chichester, Goodwife, 36. 
Children, 88, 106, 180. 

to be taught, 88. 
Chimnevs, 9, 27, 32, 78, 88, 242, 
260. 
in meeting house, 27, 78. 
in Edward Xorice's school- 
house, 88. 






INDEX. 



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Chimneys, continued. 

in town house, 242, 260. 

to be swept, 32. 

Sweepers of, 32. 
Churches, 37, 88, 155. 
Cider, 113, 166, 184, 187, 190, 

203, 211, 212, 275, 313. 
Clapboards, 237. 
Clark, Mr., 185, 293. 

Thomas, 193. 
Clark's, Mr., farm, 185. 
Clay, 26, 37, 147, 233-236, 267. 
Clements, Jno., 134. 
Clerk of the market, 4, 14, 26, 
39, 56,78, 89, 101, 104, 126, 
141, 186, 259, 260, 295, 296. 
Clifford, Constable, 205-207. 
Goodman, 54. 

, 92, 96, 197, 248. 

J., 197. 

John, 27, 47, 48, 91, 106, 108, 
118-120, 122, 127, 134, 136, 
138, 161, 156, 157, 169, 179, 
185, 194, 197-199, 201, 203, 

204, 217, 222, 270, 279, 311, 

Cliffs, The, 301. 
Cloth, 68, 215, 298. 

Irish, 215. 
Clothing, 133, 139, 273. 
Cock, William, 321. 
Coffins, 137, 249. 
Cole, Constable, 213-215. 

, 220, 229, 249, 257. 

Abraham, 25, 146, 207, 209, 
212-215, 221, 228, 229, 249, 
270, 811. 

John, 22, 52. 
Collars, 215. 
College, The, 40. 

money, 119. 
Collins, Widow, 323, 325, 326. 

Benjamin, 165. 

Ft., 20, 328. 

Francis, 20, 117, 145, 167, 179, 
181, 328. 

Frank, 167. 
Commissioners, 2, 4, 7, 13-15, 
24, 37, 48, 51, 63, 64, 78, 87. 

County, 63. 

to end small causes, 24. 

of the shore, 87. 
Common, Cow, 111, 116. 

pen, 13. 

The, 15, 18, 19, 27, 67, 161, 
199. 



Common, continued. 
Town, 116, 117, 124, 127, 133, 
138, 140-142, 146, 150, 151, 
158, 159, 162-164, 106, 167, 
173, 179, 180, 190, 192, 195, 
200, 208, 217, 236, 251-254, 
258, 282, 283, 292. 
Encroachments on, 116. 
Commonage, 204. 
Commoners, 268. 
Company, Ye foot, 15, 199. 

of Horse, 16. 
Conant, Mr., 6, 9, 16, 20. 
Lot, 68, 78, 89. 

-Mr.Roger, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 31. 

Constables, 1-3, 7-9, 15, 16, 28, 
29, 32, 33, 37-45, 48-52, 56, 
57, 59, 61-03, 66, 69-71, 73- 
76, 80-82, 90, 92-95, 108, 114, 
124, 129, 140. 
watch, 90. 
Cook, Widow, 23, 161. 
Henry, 5. 
Is., 286. 

Isaac, 55, 78, 118, 125, 168, 
188, 203, 217, 251, 257, 277, 
286, 287, 293. 
John, 160, 248, 264, 293. 
Cookshop, 318. 
Coombs, Humphrey, 167, 328. 

Michael, 91. 
Coopers, 5, 56, 101, 113, 140. 
Oorders of wood, 112, 117. 
Cordwinder, 315. 
.^C orey, Giles, 22 . 
Corkeril, Widows 41. 
Corn, 26, 29, 35, 37,62,64,174,183, 
225, 231, 260, 266, 306, 311. 
Indian, 26, 29, 37. 
Grinding of, 35. 
Corner, Tho. Cromwell's, 202. 
Corney. See Corning. 
Corning, Ensign, 29, 68. 
Samuel, 4, 12, 17, 31, 34, 47, 
81, 94. 
Corpses, 27. 

Corwiu, Captain, 30-35, 38, 40, 
42-44, 47, 49-53, 55, 56, 60, 
62-64, 66, 67, 77, 79, 80, 82, 
93, 96-108, 110, 111, 113-116, 
117-120,122,125,128, 185-138, 
144-146,154,166-153,165, 169, 
170, 173, 177, 178, 180, 181, 
183, 185,186,18S-198,200-202, 
206, 216, 217,236, 238, 239, 
260, 257, 275, 293, 303, 823. 



336 



Corwin, continued. 
Constable, 95, 98. 
Mr., 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 16, 
18-21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 34, 41, 
42, 49, 174 ' 
G., 15, 104, 112, 209, 216. 
George, 3-5, 7-9, 11-13, 15, 16, 
20, 23, 26, 29, 35, 39, 41, 51, 
52, 54, 55, 68-61, 64, 69, 74, 
76, 77, 81, 84, 109, 111, 112, 
114, 120, 128, 130, 139, 140, 
147, 148, 150, 151, 155, 157, 
161, 171, 204, 207-210, 215, 
216, 223, 228, 229, 235, 248, 
256, 264, 266, 271, 274, 275, 
279, 284, 285, 291, 305, 311, 
312, 327. 
Capt. J., 266. 

John, 68, 79, 93, 95, 96, 99- 
121, 129-133, 139, 147, 165, 
158, 160, 161, 163, 165-167, 
170-174, 176, 179, 180, 182- 
186, 188-193, 195, 198, 200- 
202, 206-212, 214, 215, 217, 
218, 220, 221, 223, 229, 231- 
233, 235, 243-249, 256, 258- 
262, 266, 268, 269, 271-275, 
277, 280, 282-284, 286, 291- 
293, 296, 301-304, 306, 311, 
316, 323, 324, 330. 
Jonathan, 160, 165, 192, 193, 
200, 203, 274, 316. 
Cotte, Rob., 37. 
Counsel, 224. 
County commissioners, 63. 

treasurer, 63. 
Cove, The, 25, 28, 36, 91. 
Mr. Brown's, 66. 
Hardy's, 235. 
Mackerel, 49. 
Cow common, 111, 116. 
Cow House river, 104. 
Cow keepers, 6, 26, 45, 55, 67, 
111, 112, 125, 127, 236, 237. 
Cows, 6, 26. 27, 36, 45, 46, 55, 
67, 86, 100, 111, 112, 126, 
127, 133, 143, 150, 162, 208, 
238, 258, 296, 299. 
Town herd of. See Herd. 
Coy pond, 300. 
Crabtree, John, 20. 
Crane river, 5. 
Craniver, Widow, 322-326. 
Creek, The, 25, 72, 75, 85. 
Crevet, Mordacbi, 13, 15, 88, 
101, 102, 111, 160, 167, 186. 



Crevet, Mordachi, continued. 
allowed to sell beer and 

victuals, 88. 
New dwelling of, 13. 
neck, 186. 
Croaa, Mr., 43, 63, 269. 
Richard, 203, 247, 275, 308, 
313 
Cromwell, Mr., 270, 271, 273- 

275, 277, 311, 323. 

John, 20, 207, 239, 251, 294, 

296. 
Philip, 4. 11, 39, 55, 85, 96, 
99, 121, 140, 141, 146, 157, 
184, 186, 192, 200-202, 204, 
206, 207, 210, 215, 223, 255, 
257-263, 268, 269, 271-273, 
278, 281-284, 291-293, 296, 
301, 302, 304, 307, 308, 316, 
323 328 
Thomas, 66, 106, 186, 193, 202, 
210, 248, 264, 270, 311. 
Cromwell's meadow, 54, 74. 
rock, 158, 166. 
Thomas, corner, 186, 193. 
Cross, George, 145. 
Cuby, Andrew, 134. 

Elisha, 208, 221 . 
Cures, 177, 229, 257, 272. 
Curriers, 61, 78. 
Curtis, Constable, 263, 278, 284. 

, 266, 285. 

James, 152. 

William, 57, 72, 73, 78, 131, 
133, 136, 138, 141, 146, 150, 
169, 201, 227, 257, 261, 268, 

276, 285, 302, 328, 329. 
Cut, Mordecay's, 173. 

The, 85, 175, 181, 248, 256, 

273, 316. 

See The Gut. 

Cut throat, 215. 

Cutler, Samuel, 92-94, 97, 158, 
164, 193, 270, 328. 

Dam, Mill, on South river, 47. 
Darling, George, 211, 297, 300, 

301. 
Daubing the meeting house, 38. 
Davenport, Captain, 63. 
Deacon, Nicholas, 6. 

The, 7. 
Deacons, 24, 54, 68, 88, 119, 124, 
151, 246. 

box, 87. 

seat, 14, 147. 



i. 



Dean, George, 51, 328. 

Denis, Widow, 1, 3, 9, 11, 19, 
21, 33, 35, 39, 40, 44. 

Denison, Maj. Daniel, 51. 

Deputies, 6, 8, 13, 27, 29, 37, 
40, 46, 55, 60, 61, 64, 76, 77, 
86, 87, 100, 119, 127, 139, 
154, 157, 158, 176, 191, 192, 
196, 197, 199, 200, 208, 209, 
218, 219, 221, 245, 248, 259, 
262, 280, 281, 297, 302, 312. 

Dickan. See Deacon. 

Dike Anthony, 218, 249, 262, 
264, 278. 

Disorders, 212. 

Ditches, 109, 199. 

Dixey, Ensign, 5, 12, 14, 16. 
Lieutenant, 36, 47, 68, 70. 
Thomas, 93, 254, 295. 

Dodge, John, 10, 30, 37, 48, 57, 
166, 179, 268, 301, 302. 
Richard, 30. 

William, 17, 26, 29, 30, 39, 53, 
55, 65, 69, 82. 

Dogs, 210. 

Doleman, Walter, 130. 

Doors, 256, 294, 329. 
Wicket, in meeting house, 
256, 294. 

Dorland. See Darling. 

Dorman, Widow, 16. 

Donnton, Good., 73. 
Goodman, 68. 
Goodwife, 221. 
William, 117, 153, 173, 195, 
200, 215, 220, 224, 230, 240. 

Dove, Math., 278, 293, 294. 

Downing, Robert, 134. 

Downing, Farm of Mr., 7, 13. 

Downton. See Dounton. 

Drackan. See Deacon. 

Drain, 172, 307. 

Draper's point, Highway to, 53. 

Drawing box, 1. 

Drink, 68. 

Drum, 68. 

Drum major, 71. 

Drummers, 39, 40, 58, 199. 

Dung, 267. 

Dutch, The, 75. 

Eaborne. See Eborne. 
Eager. See Ager. 
Earl, George, 98. 
Early, George, 134, 152. 
Earthy, John, 229, 249. 



DEX. 








337 


Eastick 


Widow, 325 


824 




Eaton, Eleazer 


145. 






Ebbens, 


Gyles, 


205. 






Eborne, 


Moset 


275, 


!89. 




Samuel, 5, 7, 


15, 36 


, 89, 


41,49, 



52, 58-61, 65, 72-74, 77, 78, 
81, 101, 103, 105, 107, 126, 

140, 100, 163, 171, 270, 286, 
287. 

Edwards, John, 86, 90, 99. 

Mathew, 166. 

Rice, sr., 98. 
Elder, Ruling, 25. 

Teaching, 16. 
Election, 144. 

Court of, 29. 
Ellett. See Elliot. 
Ellinwood, , 19, 229, 257. 

John, 258. 

Ralf, 25. 
Elliot, Andrew, 301, 802. 

Will., 30. 
Elson, Jno., 205. 
Elwood, Goodwife, 26. 
Emery, Mr., 65, 135, 145. 

Mrs., 155. 
Encroachments, 99. 
End of the town, 49. 
Endecott, Mr., 60, 62, 106, 121, 

141, 155, 187, 224, 814. 
Mr. Z., 108, 327. 
Zerubabel, 58, 72, 74, 127. 

Endecott's, Mr., plain, 141, 314. 
Emglish grass, 164. 
English tongue, 243. 
Entertainment, 6, 33, 50, 60, 61, 
of strangers, 6, 60, 303. 
Houses of, 33, 113, 187, 199, 
211, 268. 
Epps, Mr., 126, 172, 236, 240. 
Daniel, 110, 113, 128,129,137, 
150, 153, 154, 234, 237, 243- 
246. 274, 285, 308, 326, 327. 
Estee, Jefferie, 37. 
Estiek. See Eattick. 
Evered, Fr., 135. 

Families, 240, 270. 
Farengtone, Mathew, 295. 
Farmers, The, 79, 100, 103, 106, 
132, 139, 141, 147, 156, 157, 
161, 170, 171, 175, 176, 187, 
1S3, 198, 220. 
Petition of, 167. 
Minister among, 132, 139. 
about Ipswich river, 100. 



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338 



Farm "Village, 311. 

Farms, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 
22, 23, 43, 47, 55, 65, 66, 75, 
78, 89, 93. 94, 102, 106, 110, 
111, 116, 126, 132, 158, 164- 

166, 180, 181, 185, 198, 199, 
239, 247, 251, 257, 283, 292, 
300, 301. 

Mr. Blackleech's, 20, 75. 

Mr. William Browne's, 22. 

Mr. Clark's, 185. 

Capt. Corwin's, 165. 

Mr. Downing's, 7, 13. 

Old Mr. Tho. Gardner's, 43. 

Mr. Humphrey's, 300, 301. 

Thomas James', 7. 

Mr. Johnson's, 18. 

Nicholas Phelps', 47. 

Mr. Read's, 15, 18, 20, 23, 165. 

Sanford's, 290. 

Mr. Stilman's, 10. 

Mr. Thorndike s, 10. 

John West's, 8. 

Nicholas Woodbury's, 75. 
Farms, The, 65, 66, 78, 106,110, 
111, 116, 126, 132, 158, 164, 
199, 247, 251, 257, 292. 
February, Edmund, 191, 219. 

Edw., 219. 
Felton, Constable, 9. 

Ensign, 316. 

Goodman, 324, 326. 

Sergeant, 136, 195,199,203,240. 

B., 21. 

Benjamin, 8, 10, 21, 29, 34, 41, 
43, 69, 123, 160, 211, 212, 
230, 322, 323, 325, 328. 

John, 180, 311. 

Nathaniel, 3, 7, 14, 15, 20, 26, 
37, 42, 45, 47, 49, 53, 58, 60, 
65, 70, 91, 101, 102, 126, 
127, 140, 153. 164, 180, 188, 
191,201, 211, 212, 251, 262, 
271, 2S2, 287, 309, 314. 
Fence viewers, 45. 
Fences, 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18, 
23-26, 36, 40, 45, 55, 65-67, 
71, 100, 101, 111, 124-126, 
140, 141, 156, 157, 160, 163, 

167, 177, 180, 186, 189, 198, 
199, 201, 208, 221, 222, 233, 
235, 253, 259, 282, 293, 296. 

Surveyors of, 5, 26, 36, 55, 78, 

89, 124, 125, 140. 
Repairs of, 14, 65. 
Glass house field, 90, 101, 

160, 186. 



Fences, continued. 
Southfield, 67. 
of Jno. Southwick, 18. 
Burnt, 208. 
Fencing stuff, 117, 118, 159. 
Ferries, 20, 41, 53, 249, 254, 284, 

295, 311. 
Ffelps. See Phelps. 
Fidelity, Oath of, 159, 258. 
Fields, 5, 13, 14. 
Glass house, 14, 26, 78, 89,199. 
John Neal's, 13. 
North. See North field. 
South. See Southfield. 
John Southwick's, 13. 
Mr. Stileman's, 13. 
Finch, Good., 6, 
Fine, The town's, 170-172. 
Fines, 5, 6, 14, 15, 20, 43, 55, 

170-172. 
Fire buckets, 305. 
Fire wood, 119. 
Fires, 32, 212, 303, 304. 
Firing, 104. 
Fish, 51, 100. 
Drying, 117. 
Weighing, 313. 
island, Our, 117. 
Fisherman, 267. 
Fiske, John, 114, 116, 147, 191, 
311. 
William, 156. 
Flake stuff, 117. 

Fletcher, , 167. 

Joseph, 168. 
Flint, Constable, 9, 250, 279. 
Old, 178. 

, 51, 248. 

Ed., Ill, 186, 201, 203,269,323. 
Edward, 78, 111, 140, 171,198, 
196, 197, 200-202, 204, 206, 
207, 212, 217, 235, 240, 246, 
251, 257-260, 263, 268, 269, 
271-273, 275, 277, 278, 280- 
284, 291-293, 295-297, 305, 
312, 314. 
Thomas, 27, 30, 159, 182, 185, 
194, 197, 198, 208, 216, 250, 
251, 263, 278-280, 308, 312. 
W., 10. 

William, 6, 7, 10, 11, 19, 21, 
26-28, 30, 36, 40, 42, 45, 46, 
55, 56, 58, 60, 64-66, 68, 71- 
73, 77, 79, 80, S4-86, 89, 91, 
94-96, 98, 101, 102, 106, 109, 
116, 124, 126, 136, 148, 152- 
154, 176, 308, 328. 






839 



Fodder, 126, 

Fogg, David, 204, 228, 246. 

Follett, Robert, 192, 195, 240, 

262. 
Foot, Company of, 15, 199. 
Forest river, 40, 71, 72. 
bridge, 40, 71, 72, 80, 84, 85, 
167. 
Forman, Jno., 289. 
Fort, The, 68, 80, 169, 173, 175- 
177, 181-184, 187, 194, 197, 
256. 
Platform in the, 183. 
Fortifications, 207, 211, 239, 
240, 264, 266, 271, 2S7-289, 
300. 
at meeting house, 287-289. 
Lt. Tho. Pntnam's, 289 . 
Town, 288, 289. 
Foster, Bartholomew, 134. 
John, 53, 185, 268, 283. 
Samuel, 283. 
Thomas, 131. 
Wharton, 83. 
Fott, Is., 270. 
Fowler, Joseph, 205. 
Foxes, 8. 
Frame, 24. 

Freemen, 9, 27, 29, 37, 46, 55, 
76, 77, 86, 87, 99, 125, 127, 
139, 144, 157, 191, 192, 199, 
219, 242, 245, 246, 254, 259, 
274, 275, 291, 292, 297, 302, 
310. 
Friend, James, 156. 
French, 51. 
French fat shoes, 215. 
Frenchmen, 11, 41, 306. 
Frenchwomen, 154, 173. 
Frost, William, 205, 232. 
Frost fish brook, 127, 141, 196. 
Frost fish river, 10, 94, 118, 156. 
Fuller, Goodman, 80, 166. 
Sergeant, 74, 85,212, 240, 282, 
287, 315. 

, 286. 

John, 214, 231, 288, 289. 
Robert, 250. 

Thomas, 94, 98, 110, 145, 148, 
171, 197, 198, 248, 2S6, 288, 
309. 
Fulling mill, 204. 

Calleries in meeting house. See 
Meeting houses. 
in town house, 269. 



Ganson, Benjamin, 250. 
Gardner, Captain, 202. 

Constable, 217, 248, ii">7, 260. 

Lieutenant, 73, 100-102, 105- 

107, 125, 127, 129, 162, 172, 
173, 176, 178, 179, 183, 184. 

Mr., 19, 43, 102, 130, 174. 

Mrs., 204. 

Eben, 265. 

G., 327. 

George, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 38- 
41, 43, 47, 51, 58, 75, 82, 99, 
103, 123, 124, 126, 127, 141, 
151. 

Jo., 39, 181. 

John, 8, 15, 37, 39, 94, 99, 

108, 109, 122, 146. 
Joseph, 11, 15,21, 25, 28, 60, 

68, 69, 82, 1 13, 122, 124, 142, 
145, 147, 158-161, 165-168, 
170, 171, 173, 174, 176, 180, 
184, 187, 191, 196, 197, 199. 
R., 327. 
Richard, 66. 
Mr. S., 236. 

Samuel, 17, 21, 25, 39, 47, 48, 
68, 80, 84,85, 91, 102, 104, 
129, 130, 140, 149, 150, 155, 
158, 160, 16:5, 165, 166, 168. 
169, 173, 186, 195, 200, 202, 
203, 222, 228, 229, 232-235, 
238, 239, 241-249, 251, 252, 
254-263, 265-275, 277-279, 
2S2-2S4, 286, 291, 292, 294, 
295, 297, 301, 304, 308, 311, 
312,319-321,323,324. 
Thomas, 18, 32, 43, 113, 129, 
160, 165, 201, 262, 286. 
Gardner's, Mr., bridge, 316. 

brook, 192, 193, 314. 
Gardner, old Mr. Tho., Farm 

of, 43. 
Gascoine. See Gaskin. 
Gaskell. See Gaskin. 
Gaskin, Goodwife, 221. 
Edward, 8, 328. 
Samuel, 89, 111, 160, 201, 2S7. 
Gatchell. Joseph, 199, 324. 

Samuel, 12, 161. 
Gate, The little, 67. 
Gates, 45, 67, 73, 76, 78, 119, 
137, 156, 271, 291. 
Iron work for the, 73. 
at the new mill, 78. 
Southfield, 73, 137. 
Gangers, 56, 94, 110. 



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340 INDEX. 


... .. 


Gedney, Mr., 2-4, 9, 19, 21, 22, 


Glass house, continued. 




43, 51, 58, 60, 64, 68, 71, 78, 


field, 14, 26, 78, 89, 199. 


• 


91, 96, 108, 121-123, 133, 135- 


fences, 90, 101, 160, 186. 




137, 145, 152, 154, 156, 172, 


people, 99. 




175, 176, 182, 183, 185, 192, 


Glaziers, 73, 224, 263, 267. 




197, 199, 200, 223, 238, 239, 


Glazing meeting house, 8, 58. 


242, 269. 


Gloucester, Highway to, 75. 


Mr. B., 115, 144, 238, 239, 


Glover, John, 89, 93, 118, 180,. 




243, 246, 249, 256. 


201, 265, 293. 




Bartholomew, 49, 57, 81, 82, 


Gold, Goody, 324. 




99-107, 109, 110, 112, 114, 


Adam, 321. 




115, 117-120, 126, 149, 156, 


Thomas, 159, 240, 262, 270, 




158, 160, 161, 163, 165-168, 


312. 




170-174, 176, 178, 179, 181, 


Golthite. See Gouldthwaite. 




183, 184, 192, 195, 200, 203, 


Goodale, Isaac, 254, 288. 




232-235, 238, 242-244, 247- 


Robert, 31. 




249, 251, 252, 254-256, 259, 


Zachariah, 288. 




264, 269, 272, 273, 275, 279, 


Goose, Mr., 19, 118. 




280, 282, 291, 293-295, 304, 


Mrs., 9, 39, 41, 48, 54, 118. 




307, 310, 324, 330. 


Thomas, 153. 




Eleazer, 89, 116, 117, i29, 130, 


Gosey, Thomas, 177. 




151, 152, 156, 159, 293. 


Gould. See Gold. 




Ely, 270. 


Gouldthwaite, Constable, 2. 




Mr. Jo., 25. 


Goodman, 240. 




John, 11, 13, 50, 56, 72, 80, 


,33. 




85, 87, 91, 93, 99, 106, 108, 


Thomas, 5, 16, 18, 19, 23, 30,. 




116, 119. 120, 122, 153, 156, 


33, 34, 38, 45,46,102, 288,291. 


■ 


196, 215, 221, 230, 248, 264, 


Grafton, 17, 34, 35, 38, 44, 51, 




281, 316. 


122, 124-127, 129, 136, 138, 




Susannah, 156. 


185, 186, 188-190, 192, 193, 


Geggles. See Jeggles. 


195-198, 269-271, 273-275, 




General court, 5, 9, 13, 27, 29, 


277, 283, 291, 320, 323. 




35, 37, 43, 46, 50, 55, 76, 77, 


Mr. Jo., sr., 60. 




86, 87, 90, 95, 99, 112, 137, 


John, 109, 122, 155, 175, 210. 




148, 157, 191, 192, 196, 199, 


Joseph, 11, 21, 50, 59, 64, 79- 




200, 208, 209, 219, 221, 228, 


82, 123, 133, 138, 155, 190, 




272, 274, 300, 302, 308. 


208, 210, 212, 232, 240, 257- 




Geoyles. See Giles. 


263, 268, 269, 271, 272, 278, 




Gerish, Benjamin. 167, 303. 


282-284. 




Getchell. See Gatchell. 


Nathaniel, 155. 




Gidney. See Gedney. 


Grain, 275. 




Giggles. See Jeggles. 


Grants, 6-8, 10-16, 18, 20, 22-26, 




Giles, , 221, 231, 263, 275, 


'28-31, 36, 37, 40, 42-44, 46, 




290. 


47, 53-55, 57, 59, 74, 75, 79, 




Ebz., 323. 


93, 97, 98, 100, 107, 124-126, 




Eleazer, 126, 203, 207, 209, 213, 


131, 133, 141-143, 147, 151, 




221, 230, 290, 291, 312, 314. 


157, 159, 160, 163, 166-169, 




Ely, 181, 204, 214, 217, 219, 


172, 175, 177, 178, 180, 185, 




249, 262, 263, 266, 270, 281, 


1S8, 190, 192, 193, 195, 200, 




287, 291. 


206, 207, 214, 234, 235, 237, 




John, 117, 173, 197, 219. 


239, 240, 244, 245, 251, 252, 




Gingell, Jno., 312. 


262, 272, 275, 282, 293, 307, 




Gingerbread, 277. 


309. 




Glass, 104, 137, 260, 263. 


Grave digger, 24. 




Glass house, 5, HI, 201, 270, 


Graves, 24, 68, 282. 




312. 


Digging, 165, 190, 210. 





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Gray, Joseph, 143, 144, 168, 
174. 
Robert, 262, 328. 
Great bridge, 148. 
pond, 202. 
river, 202. 
swamp, 156. 
Greek tongue, 243. 
Green, Jacob, 62, 63. 

John, 18, 185, 197, 252-255, 
261, 262, ^76, 232, 283, 285, 
318, 320, 321. 
Thomas, 191, 193, 225, 292, 
299, 312. 
Greenslet, Good., 197. 

, 171. 

Thomas, 161, 174, 175, 180, 
191. 
Grime, Allester, 44. 
Gristmill, 2. 
Griswell, Jno., 121. 
Grove. See Groves. 
Grover. See Groves. 
Groves, Constable, 115, 126, 134. 
Mr., 115, 262. 
Ed., 107, 115. 
Edmond, 53, 212, 229. 
Edward, 99, 10S, 114, 117, 

120, 133, 147, 273, 293. 
John, 78. 
Gugin, Major, 287. 
Gully, The, 234-236. 
Gunner, 204. 

Guns, 41, 42, 80, 182, 204, 
216, 247, 286. 
Great, 41,42,80,216, 247. 
Carriages for the great, 42. 
Small field, 66. 
Guppy, John, 199, 211, 223. 
Reuben, 105, 108, 110, 121, 
124, 125, 187, 188, 199, 201, 
208, 210. 
Gut, The. See Cut. 

Hadlock, , 199. 

James, 145. 
Hair, 279. 
Hale, Sergeant, 5. 

Thomas, 2, 4, 9. 
Harbert, Jno., 152. 
Hardinge, Joseph, 28, 328. 
Hardy, Joseph, 169, 262, 308. 
, Hardy's cove, 235. 
Harney, Goody, 326. 

Widow, 323-325. 

Peter, 205. 



Harris, Joseph, 55, 89. 
Philip, 152. 
Richard, 227. 
Hartshorne, David, 307. 
Harvey, Goodman, 53. 
Widow, 322. 
Richard, 30, 63. 
Harwood, Widow, 74, 92. 
Widow Elizabeth, 77, 104. 
Henry, 104. 
Jo., 46. 
Jno., 164. 
Haskell, Roger, 3, 14, 28, 48, 55. 

Haskett, Constable, 115, 135. 

Stephen, 78, 99, 114, 115, 120, 
133, 160, 175, 179. 
Hatch for ye meeting house, 

244. 
Hathorne. See Hawthorne. 
Hauthorne. See Hawthorne. 
Haward. See Howard. 
Hawthorne, Constable, 247, 
248, 257. 
Major, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 13, 21- 
27, 29-32, 35, 36, 38-41, 43, 
44, 47, 49, 53, 55, 56, 58, 60, 
62-66, 68, 74, 75, 77-79, 81, 
84, 86, 92, 124-129, 131, 133, 
136, 138, 140, 142, 145-151, 
153, 155-157, 161, 169, 170, 
172-174, 176-179, 183-193, 
195-198, 200-202, 215, 220, 
223, 227, 256, 305. 
Mr., 108, 265. 
Worshipful major, 53. 
Eliezer, 57, 68, 69, 79, 91, 94, 
102, 106, 107, 114, 116, 121, 
122,127, 157, 161, 195, 207, 

211, 212, 274, 284, 292. 
John, 173, 180, 182,. 195, 203, 

212, 280, 232, 240, 247, 248, 
251, 255, 261-263, 270, 277- 
279, 282, 286, 2S9, 290, 292- 
295, 301, 308, 310-313, 316, 
318, 326, 327. 

Sarah, 228. 

Stephen, 233, 235, 237, 239. 
William, 2, 9, 11-10, 19-21, 54, 
61, 64, 66, 67, 09, 71, 74, 75, 
79, 80, 86, 95, 97, 123, 159, 
160, 204, 214, 227, 239, 271. 
Hay, 4. 
Haynes, Thomas, 2S9. 

Mr. Will., 7. 
Heathen, The, 220. 
Hebbert, John, 177. 



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Herd, Town. See Town herd. 

Herrick, Goodman, sr., 55. 
Henry, 3, 5-7, 12, 28, 48, 81. 
Joseph, 156. 
Zacri, 5. 

Hewes. See Hughes. 

Hibbard, Robert, 41, 65, 71, 84, 
85, 197. 

Hide, Richard, 93, 182, 327. 

Higginson, Mr., 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 
17, 24, 39, 76, 77, 79, 82, 87, 
88, 92, 93, 99, 120-124, 127, 
128, 133-125, 137, 138, 145, 
150, 151, 153, 155, 157, 158, 
161, 163, 165, 166, 168, 172, 
173, 186, 187, 189, 192, 194, 
200-204, 206, 209, 216, 222, 
224-226, 230, 231, 259-261, 

270, 295, 297, 299, 328. 
, 269. 

Jo., 320,321. 

John, 13, 168, 172, 177, 183, 
195, 217, 219, 225, 226, 230, 
232, 234, 237, 246, 255, 257- 
263, 268-275, 277, 278, 281- 
284, 286, 287, 291-295, 297, 
301, 307-309, 311, 313, 318, 
321, 323, 329. 
Highways, 2-5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 19, 
22, 23, 26, 30, 40, 43, 49, 53, 
56, 58-60, 65-67, 72, 74, 75, 
78-80, 82, 85, 86, 89, 91, 94, 
97-99, 101, 102, 104, 106-109, 
111, 118, 119, 125-128, 133, 
134, 136, 137, 141, 142, 145, 
148, 149, 154, 156, 157, 161, 
163, 164, 168, 171, 173, 176, 
1S6, 187, 190, 193, 195, 196, 
198, 199, 202-204, 212, 231, 
234, 247, 255, 263, 264, 266, 

271, 273, 287, 293, 294, 314- 
316. 

on Cape Ann Side, 5. 

The Country, 43, 49, 53, 66, 

67, 79. 
to Draper's point, 53. 
to Gloucester, 75. 
Allowance for, 43. 
Country, through farm of old 

Mr. Tho. Gardner, 43. 
Mending, 3, 4, 8, 10, 72, 74. 
Overseer of, 102. 
Surveyors of, 4, 5, 10, 14, 30, 

49, 56, 65, 78, 89, 125, 126. 
Hill, John, 69, 70, 73, 106, 108, 

122,'287. 



Hill, continued. 

Roger, 250. 

Zebulon, 22, 25, 60, 65, 99,110, 
277. 
Hilliard, Job, 20. 
Hills, 16, 20, 30, 31, 44, 74, 79„ 
157, 172, 180, 193, 270, 312. 

Bald, 31, 44. 

by John Holmes', 157. 

Leach's, 180, 193. 

Long, 31. 

Mr. Sbarpe's, 16. 

Will's, 74, 79, 172, 270, 312. 
Hirst, Mr. William, 274, 290. 
Hix, Timothy, 171. 
Hodges, George, 30, 33, 166. 

Robert, 134, 191. 
Hogg, James, 101. 
Hogs. See Swine. 
Hogsheads, 66. 
Holgrave, Mr., 30, 180. 
Hollingwood, Mr. William, 54,. 

70, 91, 114. 
Hollingworth, Old goodwife, 
205. 

Mrs., 269.. 

Widow, 11, 28, 34, 47. 

Elen, 277. 

Richard, 13, 14, 23, 46, 91, 156,. 
169, 181. 

William, 57, 80, 102, 109, 191. 
Hollis, Goody, 322. 

W., 321. 

William, 167, 310, 322, 325„ 
326. 
Holman, Gabriel, 134. 
Holmes, John, 157, 259, 274. 
Holton, Joseph, 113, 288, 289. 
Homan, Mr., 147. 

, 321, 322. 

John, 308. 
Hooks, Fire, 304. 
Hore, Will., 62. 
Home, Deacon, 119. 

John, 18, 98, 171, 201, 233„ 
291, 311. 

Joseph, 188, 229, 233, 296. 

Simon, 214, 229, 232, 311. 
Horse bridge, 10, 141, 193, 196. 
Horse, Company of, 15. 
Horsman, Ankias, 59. 
Horses, 5, 35, 108, 162, 167, 171 v 
173, 238, 260, 2S6, 302. 

Stone, 142, 160, 1S9. 
Houghton, Joseph, 98. 

Rebecca, 317. 



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Houses, 1-3, 6-10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 
22, 24, 25, 30, 85, 36, 88-41, 
45, 47, 48, 53, 54, 57, 62, 87, 
88, 92, 93, 104-107, 112, 113, 
117, 118, 123, 125, 126, 129, 
131, 135, 137, 141-143, 159, 
163, 165, 166, 171, 181, 188, 
189, 196, 203, 212, 214, 225, 
235, 239, 242, 243, 248, 249, 
259, 267, 270, 272, 277, 278, 
294, 297, 300, 304, 307, 311, 
312. 
of Entertainment, 38, 113,187, 

199, 211, 268. 
Public, 275, 313. 
Victualling, 313, 814. 
Housekeeper, 112. 
Hovel, 4. 

Howard, Goodman, 164. 
Nathaniel, 116. 
Nicholas, 100, 142, 268, 286. 
Thomas, 113, 288, 291,300,321. 
Howes, Martha O., 1. 
Howton, Kebecca, 317. 
Hubbard, Mr., 10. 

Mr. Jeremiah, 13. 
Hughes, Arthur, 205, 212, 225, 

246, 256, 258, 273, 280. 
Hull, Goodman, 44. 
Mr., 223, 290. 
Isaac, 38. 
Mr. Jo., 289, 291. 
John, 229, 231, 264, 319, 320, 
329. 
Humber, Constable, 76. 

Edward, 57, 69, 70, 133. 
Humphreys, Mr., 43. 
farm, 300, 301. 
hill, 43. 

pond, 202, 294, 295. 
Hun, Widow, 323-326. 
Nathaniel, 145. 
Priscilla, 228. 
Huse. See Hughes. 
Hutchinson, Goodman, 187, 198, 
217/ 
Old. 263. 

'■, 254. 

Jno., 58, 60, 214, 231. 

Joseph, 3, 11, 16, 20, 39, 58, 

60, 75, 81, 93, 102, 106, 108, 

121, 195, 198, 199, 217, 219, 

231, 232, 241, 274, 285, 288, 



Kichard, 10, 
288, 311. 



), 91, 148, 231, 



Impressment, 208, 314, 315, 318. 
Indian corn, 26, 29, 37. 
Indian wars, 205, 209, 271. 
Indians, 92, 105, 205, 304, 318. 
Ingersoll, John, 14, 104, 171, 
268. 

Nathaniel, 153, 174, 184. 
Ingersoll's bridge, 314, 815. 
Ingerson, Constable, 183. 

Mr., 215. 

, 180. 

George, 205, 267. 

John, 94, 104, 205, 207, 240, 
270, 311. 

Joseph, 250. 

Nathaniel, 129, 130, 152, 153, 
156, 198, 288. 

Samuel, 269. 
Inglish, Mary, 206. 
Inspection of families, 240, 270. 
Instructions to selectmen, 12. 
Ipswich, 10, 12, 24. 39, 49, 134, 
145, 214, 234, 290. 

Bounds of, 12, 24, 49. 

court, 109, 188, 190, 239, 240. 

highway, 141, 190. 

ferry, 270. 

river, 20, 53, 75, 94, 100, 132, 
158, 165, 180, 193, 198, 294, 
295, 299. 
Irish cloth, 215. 
Iron, 181-183. 
Island, Ye, 202. 

Islands, 35, 179, 202, 237, 256, 
284. 

belonging to Salem, 237, 256. 

Misery, 35, 179, 284. 
Ives, Constable, 279. 

Richard, 284. 

Thomas, 186. 

Jackson, Mrs., 11. 

Widow, 1, 3, 32, 33, 89, 47, 
48. 
Jacobs, George, 283, 318. 
Jaffoe, Joseph, 152. 
James, Thomas, Farm of, 7. 
Jeggles, Widow, 41. 

Thomas, 104, 116, 175, 311, 
327. 

William, 181,251. 
Jerseyman, A, 191. 
Jiggles. See Jeggles. 
Johnson, Mr., 18. 

Samuel, 295. 
Joiners, 50, 127, 2S1. 



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Jones, Hugh, 18, 23, 111, 140, 
231, 249. 

Joyes, Peter, 184. 

Jury, Grand, 7, 16, 28, 37, 48, 
67, 69, 81, 93, 103, 114, 125- 
127, 129, 146, 147, 170, 171, 
195, 211, 242, 246, 274, 309. 
Trial, 8, 15-17, 29, 39, 47, 48, 
56,58, 68, 70,80,82,90, 94, 
104, 113, 116, 127, 132, 146, 
149, 169, 192, 203, 210, 212, 
239, 246, 262, 274, 303, 



Katch [Keatch], Man-of-war, 

227, 286, 287, 289. 
Keaser, Constable, 110. 

Mr., 122, 123, 145, 192, 221, 
222, 242. 

, 154. 

Benjamin, 329. 

G., 22. 

George, 78, 93, 103, 108, 121- 
123, 160, 182, 191, 242, 309. 
Keby, Elisha, 231, 263. 
Kellum, Lot, 288. 
Keney, Old, 289. 

Henry, 28, 29, 36, 37, 97, 188, 
263, 288, 290. 

Jno., 89, 107, 289. 

Tho., 289. 
Ketle, Samuel, 49. 
King, Goodwife, 219. 

Mr., 269. 

Daniel, 211, 229. 

Jno., 99, 104. 

Jos., 152. 

William, 75. 
Kirk, Henry, 61. 
Kitchin, Goody, 270. 

Jno., 17, 328. 

Rob,, 311. 
Knights, Jonathan, 232, 289. 
Knott, Doctor, 190, 272. 

Richard, 300. 

Ladder, 243. 
Laide, William, 133. 
Lake, Constable, 191, 194, 205, 
206. 
Sergeant, 218, 219, 269, 302. 
William, 20. 22, 25, 56, 116, 
140, 185, 197, 198, 212, 218, 
247, 277, 279, 

Lambert, , 71. 

Jo., 35. 



Lambert, continued. 
Sarah, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 39, 
48, 71, 72, 100, 118, 119, 136, 
139, 145, 154, 159, 161, 162, 
170, 171, 174, 175, 177, 
183, 188,gl90-194, 197, 200, 
211, 221, 226, 232, 247, 266, 
267, 282, 292, 296, 306, 310, 
317. 
Lander, John, 133, 143, 144, 

172, 174, 263. 
Landing place, 165. 
Lane, The, 40, 199, 235, 263, 

311. 
Latches, 329. 
Lathers, 304. 
Latin, 243. 
Lawes, Goodman, 6. 

Francis, 16, 29, 46, 48. 
Laws, 43, 88. 

Reading the, 43. 
Lawthrop, Captain, 28, 43, 44, 
46, 47,50,53, 55, 60, 61,64, 
68,71, 77,78,81, 84, 91. 
Lieutenant, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12. 
Mark, 12. 

Thomas, 4, 7, 9, 14, 16,53-56, 

64, 74,80,86. 

Leach, Lieutenant, 257, 259, 

271, 273, 275, 282-284, 287, 

291 323. 

Sergeant, 72, 94, 142, 187, 193, 

196, 198, 199, 269. 
John, 179, 252-254, 282, 283, 

286, 289, 308, 318. 
Lawrence, 2, 296, 301, 307. 
Richard, 17, 18, 65, 69,70,79, 
91, 116, 127, 149, 156, 164, 
168, 179, 180, 191, 193, 252, 
253, 258,'259, 269, 280, 283, 
288, 296, 302, 312, 319. 
Robert, 142. 
Leach's hill, 180, 193. 
Lead, 67, 174, 181, 257. 
Leases, 251, 252, 254, 282, 283, 

318, 319. 
Leather, 23, 186, 295, 296. 
Sealers of, 36, 56, 79, 89, 171, 

188, 201, 232. 
Searchers and sealers of, 36, 
110. 
Lechar, Richard, 205. 
Lecture day, 78, 80, 81, 91, 95, 
109, 114, 118, 125, 127, 139, 
144-146, 149, 150, 233, 236, 
239, 242, 246, 254, 274, 291. 



INDEX. 



845 



Lee, Giles, 167. 

Leet, William, 59-61, 66, 72, 73, 

82. 
Legg, John, 300, 301. 
Lemeer, Thomas, 191. 
Lemon, Robert, 8, 11, 16, 28, 

33-35, 41. 
Lightning, 183. 
Lights, 182. 
_Lindall, Mr., 214, 246, 285. 
Timothy, 9, 203, 207, 212, 

227, 229, 232, 340, 262, 287, 

293. 
Loisur, Philip, 99. 
Long hill, 31. 

pond, 27, 165, 294, 295, 299. 
Longbottom, Thomas, 35. 
Longscafe, Wm., 265. 
Loomes, John, 8, 201, 287, 293, 

312. 
House of, 8. 

Lord, , 248, 266. 

William, 7, 16, 18, 26, 27, 88, 

165, 174, 176, 182, 190, 196, 

198, 203, 207, 210, 217, 223, 

238, 247, 264, 265, 277, 306, 

330. 
Losses at sea, 75, 190. 
Lothrop. See Lawthrop. 
Lovet, John, 5, 65. 
Loyd, Will., 81. 
Luff, John, 22, 41, 58, 60, 68, 

71, 73, 84, 85. 
Luke, Jno., 196. 
Lumber, 5, 14. 

Lyde, William, 96, 98, 136, 137. 
Lynn, 27, 30, 35, 42, 49, 56, 68, 

84, 102, 109, 149, 160, 165, 

185, 202, 225, 255, 294, 295, 

299, 314, 315. 
Bounds of, 27, 49, 84, 102, 160, 

165, 185, 202, 225, 299. 

Maber, Richard, 205, 236, 265. 
Mackerel, Sealer of, 56. 
Mackerel cove, 49. 
Mackerel, John, 225, 265, 277, 

285. 
Mackmaly, Goody, 306, 322, 
323. 

Widow, 322. 

Alexander, 322. 

Alister, 180, 287. 

Elizabeth, 298. 

Mixt., 263. 
Magistrates, 76, 125, 157. 



Malt, 51. 
Maltster, 126. 
Manchester, 2, 292. 
Bounds of, 2. 
men, 75, 
■ Manning, Captain, 223, 257, 286. 
Nicholas, 70, 125, 140, 143, 
144, 148, 160, 162, 168, 173, 
178, 131, 189, 192, 194, 200- 
202, 206, 207, 214, 234, 245, 
312, 
Mansfield, Andrew, 165. 

Paul, 138. 
Mappor, Will., 18. 
Marblehead, 40, 66, 67, 109, 115, 

123, 129, 131, 150, 167, 187, 
297, 300, 301. 

Bounds of, 297. 

bridge, 149, 176. 

men, 66, 67, 179. 
Market, Clerk of the. See 

Clerk of the Market. 
Marsh, 25, 37, 75. 
Marsh, John, 20, 79. 

Zachariah, 94, 97, 164, 197. 
Marshall, Captain, 313. 
Marshall, The, 170-172. 
Marstou, Constable, 206, 215, 
237. 

, 226. 

John, 56, 96, 98, 114, 119, 120, 

124, 134, 136, 141, 146, 152, 

158, 169, 174, 178, 179, 182- 
184, 194, 207, 211, 220, 240, 
248-250, 255, 263, 264, 267, 
270, 274, 279, 282, 292, 293, 
296. 

M., 215. 

Manasseh, 57, 71, 127, 143, 

159, 182, 192, 199, 203, 204, 
207, 209, 211, 217, 223, 237, 
255,262, 263, 269, 281, 291, 
311. 

Will., 105. 
MascoU, Jo., 46. 

John, 21, 28, 34, 44,267, 311. 
Mason, 132. 

Mason, Elias,S, 104,132,203,270. 
Jo., 26. 
Jno., 167, 311. 

Massey, , 38, 40, 50-52. 

Jeffrey, 13-15, IS, 19, 28, 37, 

42, 43, 75, 80, 99. 
John, 36, 37, 50, 52, 65, 111, 
126, 136, 151, 160, 181, 233, 
242. 






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INDEX. 



Masters, Fra, 62, 
Haston. See Marston. 
Masts, 91. 

Maale, Thomas, 101, 102, 144. 
Maverick, Mr. Moses, 97. 
Meacham, Goodman, 208. 
Isaac, 177. 

Jeremiah, 242, 270, 287, 309. 
Meadows, 12, 18, 20, 22, 28, 36, 
37, 43, 46, 53, 54. 
Pine, 28. 
Swampy, 54. 
Meal, 35. 

Mear, Walter, 205. 
Measures, 36, 118, 126, 134, 141, 
160, 191, 208, 235, 259, 294. 
Standard, 134. 
Meckeny, Jno., 326. 
Meeting houses, 2, 7, 8, 20, 23, 
24, 27, 35, 38, 40, 42, 54, 58, 
65, 66, 71, 72, 82, 84, 88, 96, 
103, 104, 106, 109, 111, 113, 
114, 116, 124, 132, 137, 140, 
141, 144, 146, 147, 150, 154- 
156,160, 161, 163-165, 167, 
171, 174, 176, 180-182, 184, 
187, 188-191, 195, 198, 199, 
203, 206, 209, 210, 215, 219, 
221, 223, 238, 239, 242, 244, 
246, 249, 250, 256, 260, 268, 
277, 287-289, 294, 300, 308, 
310, 312, 329. 
Bell, 223. 
Care of, 35. 
Chimney in, 27. 
Cleaning the, 84. 
Doors of, 209, 239, 256, 294. ■ 
Fortifications at, 287-289. 
Old, to be taken down, 147. 
Galleries in, 20, 78, 79, 156, 

206, 214, 242, 302. 
Glazing of, 8, 58. 
Hatch for, 244. 
Keeping the, 42. 
Mending the, 8. 
Raising the, 174, 176, 182. 
Repairing of, 38, 58, 71. 
Sills of, 38. 
Site of, 88. 
Stairs. See Stairs in the 

meeting house. 
Timber for, 42. 
Windows of, 38. 
See Pews. 
See Pillars. 
See Pulpit. 



Meetings, Town, 43, 46-48, 54, 

56. 
Men-of-war, 227, 229-232, 286, 
287, 289, 290, 300. 

Katch [Keatch], 227. 
Miles, Jo., 26. 

Joseph, 6, 15, 16,34,134,162, 
198, 285, 329. 
Military, 16. 

watch, 85. 
Militia, 58. 

commissioners, 304. 

Committee of, 169, 239, 240. 
Milk, Jo., 26. 

John, 32, 36, 45, 67, 78, 112, 
127, 133, 143, 150, 162, 232, 
263. 
Milk man, 279. 
Mill dam, 78, 235. 

plain, 37. 
Mills, 2, 35, 37, 39, 47, 49, 78, 
270, 277, 312. 

Fulling, 204. 
• Grist, 2. 

Saw, 295. 

New, 49, 78. 

on South river. 35, 37, 47. 

The, 47. 
Miller, 312. 

Miller, Peter, 134, 250. 
Ministers, 1-4, 132, 139, 141, 272. 

among the farmers, 132, 139. 

maintenance, 161. 

rate, 73, 76, 79, 82-85, 98, 100, 
103. 
Ministry, The, 18& 

contributions to, 61. 

maintenance of, 1, 2, 10, 54, 
77, 87, 148. 

salary, 4, 128. 
— Misery islands, 35, 284. 

Misery, Moulton's, 35, 179, 284. 
Mordechai's, 100, 111, 199. 

cut, 173. 

neck, 199, 201, 
More, Captain, 187, 269. 

Caleb, 134, 282. 

Homan, 322. 

Richard, 16, 28, 47, 56, 87, 88, 
96, 98, 116, 149, 282. 
Morey, Roger, 22. 
Mors, Mr. Richard, 56. 
Moses, Widow, 325, 326. 

Henry, 212, 321. 
Mould, Edmo., 311. 

Edw., 98, 270. 







INDEX. 



317 



Moulton, Robert, 289. 
Moulton's Misery, 35, 179, 284, 
Mungy, John, 209. 
Mnsket, 286. 
bullets, 170. 

Nails, 183, 237, 280. 
Neal, Lieutenant, 234. 
Mr., 204. 
Mr. Francis, 802. 
Jeremiah, 118, 124, 137, 152, 
160, 203, 212, 233, 245-247, 
251, 274, 282, 283, 292, 311, 

John,' 5-7, 11, 13, 28, 30, 38, 
40, 51, 58, 65, 66, 81, 104, 
126, 172. 
Neck, Mordekay's, 199, 201. 
The, 4-6, 13, 14, 26, 28, 36, 45, 

162, 234, 235, 257. 
The great, 13. 
North, 5, 14. 
Needham, Anthony, 4, 59, 86, 
116, 142, 143, 160, 164, 167, 
171, 182, 191, 289. 
Ezekiel, 315-317. 
New Haven, Conn., 8. 
Newell, Jno., jr., 255. 
Newman, Mr. Antipas, 244. 
Mrs. Elizabeth, 244, 245. 
Nicholson, Joseph, 6. 
Nicolett, Mr., 145, 157, 186, 195, 
202, 204. 
Mr. Charles, 158, 188. 
Night walkers, 303. 
Nine o'clock bell, 165. 
Nixon, Mathew, 145, 250. 
Norman, Constable, 263, 278. 
John, 75, 184, 191, 192, 246, 
247, 256, 257, 261, 264, 276, 
281, 291, 297. 
Norris, Mr., 3, 9, 18, 98, 152, 
154, 173, 176, 183, 196, 197, 
230, 279, 280, 309, 321-324. 
Mrs., 155. 
Mr. Ed., 19, 21. 
Mr. Edward, 88, 96, 128, 136, 
150, 152, 175, 214, 322, 323. 
North field,{26, 36. 45, 55, 65, 78, 
89,125,126,140,161,186,199, 
201, 208, 233, 235, 252, 253, 
255, 259, 270, 282, 293, 311. 
fences, 160. 
North neck, 5, 14, 91, 101, 106, 
111, 208, 233. 
fence, 105. 



Norton, Fr., 32S. 

John, 15, 111, 262, 293, 309. 
Noue, Mr., 219. 
Nowell, Robert, 229. 
Nurse, Goodman, 104. 

, 285. 

Francis, 5, 16, 30, 37, 46,94,129, 
143, 149, 158, 165, 108, 169, 
173, 176, 177, 180, 188, 191, 
192, 195, 196, 200, 217, 219, 
246, 251, 282, 287, 288, 303. 
John, 185. 
Samuel, 216. 

Oak trees, 117. 
Oath of fidelity, 159, 258. 
O'Brien, William, 105. 
Oliver, Goodman, 322, 324. 

Goody, 308, 321, 323. 

Widow, 330. 

Thomas, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14,17,19, 
21, 23, 58, 60, 112, 115, 116, 
119, 120, 123, 134, 268, 325. 
Ordinaries, 124, 145, 167. 
Ormes, John, 79, 182. 
Osborne, William, 286. 
Onton, Rebecca, 167, 298, 300, 

322, 323. 
Overseer, 179. 

of highways, 102. 
Oxen, 4. 

packers, 94, 109, 110. 
Paper, 219, 278, 313. 
Parker, Jno., 265. 
Parnell, Goody, 322. 

Fr., 267. 
Passage cut on the neck to 

Winter island, 79. 
Pastor, 13, 155. 
House of, 54. 
Pastures, 13, 172. 

of Mr. Stileman, 13. 
Patch, John, 13, 37, 45, 48, 49, 
61, 71, 89. 
Grant to, 13. 
Pease, Constable, 255. 

, 249. 

John, 14, S9, 159, 169, 178, 
179, 183, 184, 189, 197, 206, 
208, 215-217, 243, 251, 255, 
259, 267, 208, 270, 280, 287. 
Nathaniel, 182. 
Robert, 46, 288, 291. 
Pen, Common, 13. 
The, 6, 57, 71, 195, 199. 



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INDEX. 



Penalties, 5, 6, 44. 
Penewell, Walter, 205. 
Pennacook, 29. 
Perambulations, 12, 66, 102,142, 

160, 165, 187, 259, 297, 299, 
301. 

Beverly line, 142, 301. 
Lynn line, 102, 160, 165, 299. 
Marblehead line, 297. 
Topsfield line, 187, 259. 
Wenham line, 12. 
Perley, Sidney, 1. 
Peter, Mr., 23. 
Peters, Mr., 175. 

Gilbert, 134, 250. 
Pethricke, Widow, 325. 

John, 145. 
Petitions, 158. 

Pews, 155, 156, 160, 161, 191, 
210, 215, 242, 246, 274, 275. 
Phelps, Henry, 22, 32. 

John, 121, 135, 142, 166, 177, 

233, 237, 294, 295. 
Nicholas, 30, 47. 
Phillips, Charles, 302. 
Phippen, Constable, 108, 110, 
277, 279, 280. 
Mr., 121, 122, 154, 183, 270. 

, 284. 

David. 240, 257, 259, 261, 263, 

276, 280, 291, 329, 330. 
Joseph, 58, 80, 94, 103, 122, 

126, 127, 147, 167, 179. 
Samuel, 242, 246, 248, 266. 
Phippeny. See Phippen. 
Pickering, Captain, 120. 
Goodman, 6. 
Lieutenant, 212, 238. 
Sergeant, 132, 165, 182, 199. 

, 40, 52, 58. 

Jo., 46. 

John, 15, 26, 27, 37, 38, 41, 47, 
56, 60, 61, 65, 87, 89-96, 
98-112, 114-121, 125, 135, 
137, 145, 152, 156, 158, 160, 

161, 166, 167, 170-174, 176, 
178, 179, 181, 183, 184, 186, 
193, 196, 202, 207-210, 214, 
215, 217, 218, 220, 221, 229, 
232, 233, 235-239, 242-244, 
246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 254, 
255, 264, 270, 274, 282, 293- 
295, 297, 301, 309, 311, 316, 
324. 

Jonathan, 60, 101, 233-235. 
Pickett, Jno., 62. 



Pickman, Constable, 61, 65, 71. 
Widow, 265, 322. 

- Mr. Benjamin, 308. jfe* flr * r 
Nathaniel, 5, 11, IT, 41, 48, 
63, 64, 96, 108, 120, 122, 124, 
129, 135, 137. 152, 154j_ 178, 
182, 204, 25o, 264,, 275BT , - i _l, 

Sam^eCIS7, 169, itiT^Ti: c ** U ?'7!j' 

Pickton, Thomas, 12, 28,29,31, a.?-**w!K • 

78. 
Pickworth, Widow, 277, 323- 

326. 
Pigden. See Pickton. 
Pike, Samuel, 209. 
Pillars in meeting house, 300. 
Pine meadow, 28. 
Pine trees, 117, 118. 
Pipon, Mr., 154. 

Pitman, , 49. 

Nathaniel, 25, 42, 49, 51. 
Sam., 48. 
Thomas, 300, 302. 
Plain, The, 67. 
Mr. Endecott's, 141, 314. 
Mill, 37. 
Plank, 183, 184, 247, 248, 271. 
Plantation, 29. 
Platform in the fort, 183. 
Point of Rocks, 203. 
Poland, Constable, 263, 316. 
James, 159, 204, 259, 270, 271, 
280, 285, 291, 292, 298, 305, 
311, 314. 
Ponds, 20, 27, 30, 42, 75, 165, 
202, 294, 295, 299. 
Great, 202. 
Humphrey's, 202. 
Long, 27, 165, 294, 295, 299. 
by the way to Lynn, 42. 
The, 27, 30. 
Poole, Jonathan, 166. 
Poor, The, 2, 89, 119, 126, 218, 
220, 226, 227, 229, 231, 246, 
249, 263, 278, 286, 287, 322, 
324, 326. 
Eastern, 218, 220, 229, 231, 
249, 263, 278, 286, 287. 
Pope, Good., 197. 
Widow, 197. 
Joseph, 20, 91. 
Pork, Sealer of, 56. 
Porter, Constable, 108. 
Farmer, 5, 28, 29, 66, 71, 72, 
121, 125, 127, 129, 131, 136, 
155, 156, 164, 184, 287. 




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Porter, continued. 
Sergeant, 5, 8, 9, 22, 25, 27, 

28,30,31,89-91,97. 
Israel, 180, 187, 193, 195, 196, 
198, 219, 239, 282, 286, 296, 
302. 
John, 4-16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 
26, 47, 69, 87, 89-91, 93-95, 
97-99, 102, 103, 116, 120, 
158, 286, 287. 
Joseph, 57, 164, 184, 187, 242, 
259. 
Potter, Goodman, 248, 266. 
Nicholas, 7, 68. 
Richard, 16. 
Pounds, 56, 73, 168, 231, 283. 
Powder, 67, 130, 170, 171, 226, 

228, 257, 305. 
Powell, Rowland, 50. 
Powen, Jno., 113. 
Powlin, James, 159. 
Prasser, Thomas, 50. 
Preaching near Ipswich river, 

132. 
Preece, Mr.. 188. 

Natha., 187. 
Preskett, Peter, 188. 
Presson, Tho., 287. 
Price, Captain, 48, 49, 93, 96, 
130, 137, 144, 146, 150, 151, 
154-157, 163, 169-171, 176, 
179, 182, 185, 186, 189, 190, 
225, 226, 232, 236, 245, 269, 
270, 299, 311. 
Mr., 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14-16, 
19-22, 25, 27, 30-33, 35, 37, 
40-44, 47, 144, 328. 
John, 160, 165, 195, 199, 207- 
212, 214, 215, 217, 218, 220- 
222, 227, 232-235, 238, 239, 
242-249, 251, 252, 254, 256, 
266, 281, 286, 292-295, 299, 
302, 306, 311, 312, 316. 
Mathew, 21, 61, 145. 
Walter, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 
16, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 39, 47, 
51-56, 58, 60-69, 71, 73-82, 
84-86, 140, 147-149, 188, 255. 
Prince, Captain, 99. 
Constable, 115. 
Deacon, 119, 171, 176, 183, 

186, 191, 196-198, 259. 
Good., 188. 

Mr., 186, 189, 190, 192, 193,195. 
Joseph, 144, 174, 233, 291. 
R., 108. 



Prince, continued. 
Richard, 24, 47, 78, 94, 103, 
106, 110, 131, 144, 149, 185, 
255, 270,291,311. 
Robert, 89, 97, 114, 115, 120, 

133, 135, 136. 
Samuel, 270, 311. 
Theo., 20. 
Prison, 111, 195, 211, 212, 215, 
220, 304. 

Procter, , 270, 311. 

John, 102, 111, 135, 149, 175, 
199, 203, 204, 206, 217, 219, 
224, 263, 273, 278, 281, 312, 
313. 
Prudential affairs, 77. 
Prythritcb, Richard, 206. 
Public house, 275, 313. 
Pudeator, Jacob, 101, 238, 248, 

266. 
Pudney, John, 88, 118, 193. 
Pulpit, 147, 274, 308. 

stairs, 161, 210. 
Putnam, Corporal, 115, 116, 118, 
120, 140, 144, 146, 154-157. 
Lieutenant, 31, 42, 47, 48, 55, 
56, 60, 62,66,91,96,98,128, 
135, 136, 187, 193, 202, 204, 
217, 225, 246, 263. 

, 319. 

Jo., sr., 30. 

John, 14, 15, 20, 36-38, 56, 69, 
81-83, 87, £9-95, 98, 99, 101, 

102, 106, 109-117, 121, 129, 
140, 142, 158, 159, 166, 167, 
172, 173, 176, 178, 179, 187, 
189, 192, 196, 197, 207, 210, 
211, 214,218, 221, 231, 242, 
245, 248, 259, 260, 262, 268, 
270, 271, 274, 286, 287, 296, 
302, 307. 

Nathaniel, 11, 13, 16, 27, 30, 
36, 39, 43, 46-48, 51, 64, 66, 
69, 71, 73-81, 84, 86, 87, 89- 
91, 93-95, 93, 99, 101, 102, 
106, 108,110, 115, 116, 121, 
132, 158, 164, 166, 175, 180, 
189, 191, 195, 214, 231, 239, 
240, 251, 268, 271, 274, 282, 
283, 296, 314. 

Thomas, 5, 8, 27, 29, 54. 55, 
58, 61, 62, 68, 74, 79, S9, 97, 

103, 114, 125, 128, 147, 153, 
156, 192, 196, 198, 211, 240, 
242, 259, 263, 277, 287, 289, 
292, 296, 303, 309, 315, 319. 



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Quakers, 82. 

Rams, 90, 111, 146, 200. 
RaDdall, Wm., 232, 288, 291. 
Ray, , 277. 

Joshna, 30, 48, 70, 102, 106, 
108, 115, 116, 121, 145, 180, 
.195, 247, 257, 261, 276, 277, 
280, 282, 288, 289. 
Rayment, Constable, 2. 

John, 15, 26, 29, 48, 55, 70, 
93, 156, 301, 302. 

Richard, 12. 

William, 82, 89, 93, 301, 302. 
Rea. See Ray. 
Read, Colonel, 100, 110. 

Mr., 15, 18, 20, 23, 165. 

Widow, 105, 160, 163, 168. 

Abraham, 244, 245. 

Isaac, 152. 
■ Mary, 88. 

Thomas, 1, 88. 
Read farm, 18, 20, 23. 
Read, Taught to, 180. 
Reading, 165, 166, 314. 

Bounds of, 165, 166. 

highway, 316. 
Rebecca, 119. 
Recorder, 87, 102. 

for the selectmen, 102. 
Records, 87. 
Reeves, John, 111, 270. 

Sam., 152. 

William, 160, 187. 
Refugees, 205. 
Regiment, The, 169. 
Religion, 243. 
Rennolds, , 85. 

Henry, 59, 61, 76, 77, 82, 83,90, 
97, 99, 108, 122, 138, 169,311. 
Replevin, Action of, 189. 
Rex. See Rix. 

Rial Side, 18, 116, 119, 166, 179, 
199, 239, 244, 252, 253, 270, 
282, 283, 312, 818, 319. 
Rice, Roger, 152. 
Rich. See Richards. 
Richards, Goody, 324, 326. 

Mr., 194. 

Widow, 322-326. 

Obadiah, 188, 223. 

Richard, 36, 42, 183, 185, 255. 

Rising James, 22, 36. 

Rivers, 2, 5, 10, 15, 18, 25, 30, 

40, 43, 47-49, 53, 55, 71, 72, 

94, 104, 118, 127, 128, 146, 

156, 166, 235. 



Rivers, continued. 
The, 25, 43, 127, 128, 145, 166, 

235. 
Bass, 48, 55. 
Cow house, 104. 
Crane, 5. 
Forest, 40, 71, 72. 
Frost fish, 10, 94, 118, 156. 
Ipswich, 53. 
South, 2, 35, 37, 38, 47, 49, 

Rix, Thomas, 36, 48, 69, 70, 

138, 212, 240, 309. 
Roads, 88, 94. 

Robbins, Thomas, 8, 16, 17, 34, 
42, 53, 58, 59, 78, 186, 233, 
327 
Roberts, Richard, 166, 270, 311. 
Robinson, John, 47, 53, 144, 
147, 270, 307, 311. 
Samuel, 101. 

Thomas, 177, 179, 190, 192. 
Tim., 83. 
William, 23, 235. 
Rock, Cromwell's, 158, 166. 
Rogers, Jer., 293. 
John, 293, 311, 320. 
Joseph, 96, 97. 
Roots, Constable, 2. 
Goodwife, 210. 
Jo., 61. 

Joseph, 26, 41, 52. 
Josiah, 9, 11, 19, 21, 57, 65, 

71, 72, 85. 
Thomas, 21, 26, 28, 45, 48, 
78, 103, 111, 140, 171, 186, 
189, 195, 199, 203, 212, 235, 
240, 263, 274. 
Ropes, Constable, 62, 63, 75. 
Widow, 248, 264. 

, 49. 

George, 39, 48, 49, 71-73. 
John, 247, 264, 270. 
Row, Joshua, 22. 
Rowden, Jno., 15, 55. 
Rowland, Richard, 66, 67, 112, 

250. 
Royal Side. See Rial Side. 
Roze, Tho., 246. 
Ruck, Mr., 2, 8, 10, 11, 17, 19, 
33, 37, 39, 43, 44, 99, 156, 
171, 173, 184, 193, 229. 
Jo., 34, 35, 44. 

John, 9, 15-17, 36, 38, 39, 50, 
55, 89, 116, 132, 146, 156, 
171, 186, 193, 197, 212, 221, 
227, 262, 270, 273, 290, 311. 



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INDEX. 



351 



Rock's, Mr., village, 270. 
Rum bridge, 102, 271, 314, 316. 
Rumball, Good., 73. 

Goodman, 6, 57, 59, 171, 172, 
177, 182, 270. 

, 161. 

Daniel, 21, 28, 29, 36, 43, 45, 
55, 65, 71, 110, 141, 159, 203, 
271, 311. 
Russell, Daniel, 223. 

James, 222, 223, 225. 

Richard, 86. 

William, 231. 
Ryall Side. See Rial Side. 
Rye, 225. 

Sabbath, 238. 

Salem, 1, 5, 8, 15, 32, 44, 54, 65- 
67, 75, 80, 82, 86-88, 94, 95, 
104, 124, 126, 128, 138, 141, 
142, 158, 160, 165, 166, 185, 
190, 198, 199, 201, 229, 244, 
249, 251-254, 258-260, 268, 
271, 272, 274, 284, 285, 290, 
292, 294, 295, 299-303, 308, 
310, 313, 315, 317, 318, 326, 
327. 
Islands belonging to, 237, 256. 

Salem bridge, Our, 53. 

Salem court, 56, 193, 194, 263. 

Salem Village, 272. 

Salmonds, Clement, 8. 

Salt house point, 244. 

Salt marsh, 18, 126, 165. 

Salve, 98. 

Sampson, John, 7, 121. 

Sanders, John, 191, 303. 

Sanford's farm, 290. 

Sawing, 183. 

Sawmill, 295. 

Scales and weights, 135. 

Scarlet, Benjamin, 35, 73, 75, 
89, 102, 271, 321. 

Schoolhouses, 88, 120, 137, 147, 
161, 163. 
Chimney in, 88. 
Lot, 120. 

Schoolmasters, 109, 112, 113, 
119, 150, 175, 234, 236, 237, 
239, 243, 249, 254, 284, 308, 
326 327. 

Schools, 106*. 126, 128, 129, 137, 
150, 154, 175, 196, 233, 243, 
285, 308, 326, 327. 

Scot, A, 6. 

Screws, 215. 



Sea, The, 13, 27, 42, 48. 

Losses at, 75, 190. 
Seagrave, - — -, 152. 
William, 27, 136. 
Sealers of beef, 56. 

leather, 36, 56, 78, 89, 171, 

188, 201, 232. 
mackerel, 56. 
pork, 56. 

weights and measures, 36. 
Sealers and searchers, 22. 
Searcher and sealer of leather, 

36, 110. 
Searl, Constable, 278, 279, 316. 

,277. 

Thomas, 257, 261, 276, 279, 
311, 319, 320. 
Seat, Deacon's, 14, 147. 
Seating the meetinghouse, 161, 

163. 
Seats in meeting house, 20, 78, 
79, 167, 173, 206, 219-221, 
250, 275, 302. 
Selectmen, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 
26-35, 37-45,47-50, 52-60, 62, 
64-68, 71, 72, 77, 88, 89, 99, 
109. 
Authority of, 12, 77. 
Duties of, 54. 
Instructions to, 12. 
Sermons, 210. 
"Seven men's bounds," 27, 43, 

44, 46. 
Sewall, Samuel, 227. 

Mr. St., 290. 
Sexton, 152. 
Shadacke, Samuel, 101. 
Shafflin, Michael, 5, 45. 
Sharp, Mr., 16. 

Mrs., 9, 11, 19, 21, 33, 35, 38- 
42, 48, 50, 58, 60, 63, 71, 74, 
76, 85. 
Widow, 60. 
Nath.. 268. 
Shaw, James, 217. 

William, 92, 164, 192. 
Sheaner, Edward, 205. 
Sheep, 100, 124, 146, 159, 162. 

Shelden, , 324. 

Bette, 329. 

Elizabeth, 265. 284, 287. 
Shingles, 196, 217, 257. 
Ship, 154. 
Shipmasters, 194. 
Shipping, 62. 
Shipwreck, 109. 



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INDEX. 



Shipyard, 101. 
Shire meetings, 13. 
Shoes, 215, 328. 
Shop room, 73. 
Shops, 2, 19, 25, 50, 72. 
Mr. John Gedney's, 50. 
William Curtis', 72. 
Shore, The commissioners of 

the, 87. 
Shoremen, 100, 117. 
Shot, 67. 
Sick people, 129. 
Sickmen, 123. 
Sibley, Widow, 326. 
John, 191. 

Richard, 117, 208, 328. 
William, 288. 
Silsby, Goodman, 205. 

Nath., 143, 144, 174, 229, 249. 
Simmons, Richard, 250. 
Simonds. See Symonds. 
Simpson, Jno., 233. 

Skelling, , 280. 

John, 205, 237, 242, 269. 
Skerry, Constable, 302. 
Goodman, 292. 
Marshall, 119, 208, 275, 276, 
319, 320, 329. 

, 291. 

Francis, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 21, 

26,36,37, 46, 51, 56, 58, 60, 

64,72, 81,85, 114, 116, 118, 

123, 139, 154, 159, 160, 162, 

171, 172, 183, 184, 189, 190, 

192, 197, 198, 200, 211, 212, 

221, 226, 232, 240, 247, 266, 

267, 274, 282, 296, 306, 309, 

317. 

Henry, 11, 14, 22, 45-48, 53, 

65, 78, 89, 98, 124, 141, 167, 

186, 188, 207, 209, 210, 213, 

221, 225, 226, 244, 270, 277. 

Skiff, 25. 

Skinner, Goodman, 237. 

Walter, 208, 238, 258, 296, 

316, 320. 
Sled, 282. 
Sluice, 31. 

Small, Thomas, 94, 180. 
Small pox, 271, 273, 277, 308. 
Smith, Widow, 322-326. 
George, 327. 
Capt. James, 123, 129, 130, 

131. 
John, 99, 126, 132, 154, 156, 
176, 214, 231, 250, 286, 287. 



Smith, continued. 

Thomas, 14. 

William, 38, 145, 179, 180, 
183, 255, 291. 
Sneksmith, Richard, 131. 
Snow, Deep, 119. 
Soldiers, 68, 231. 
South river, 2, 35, 37, 38, 47, 49, 

South field, 5, 14, 26, 36, 45, 55, 
65, 67, 73, 78, 89, 101, 111, 
125, 137, 140, 157, 160, 186, 
193, 201, 208, 233, 259, 270, 
271, 291, 293, 296. 

fences, 67, 160. 

gates, 73, 137. 

Proprietors of the, 157. 
Southwick, Widow, 184. 

Daniel, 73, 186, 208, 287, 294. 

Jo., 45. 

John, 6, 13, 18, 30, 33, 45, 
118, 126, 140, 148, 149. 

Jos., 287. 

Josiah, 78, 102, 118, 137, 148, 
153, 154, 160, 176. 
Spade, 187. 
Spikes, 183. 
Splitter, 215. 
Spooner, Thomas, 6, 34. 
Springs, 165. 
Stable, 309. 
Stackhouse, Richard, 20, 34, 

249, 284. 
Stacy, Tho., 277, 312. 

Wm., 273, 306. 
Staff, 219, 263. 
Stage point, 271. 
Stairs in the meeting house, 
155, 167, 210. 

Pulpit, 161, 210. 

in town house, 242. 
Stanford, Goodwife, 205. 
Starr, Widow, 323-326. 
Staves, Sponge, 246, 248. 
Steps, Stone, 312. 
Stevens, Mr., 13. 

Richard, 277. 

Samuel, 130, 1S5. 
Stileman, Mr., 10, 13. 

Elias, 91, 97. 
Stone, Nathaniel, 81, 84. 

Robert, 217, 231, 232, 250, 285, 
329. 

Samuel, 260, 329. 
Stone horses, 142, 160, 189. 
Stone steps, 294. ' 






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Stone wall, 31. 
Stones, 147, 165. 
Heaps of, 165. 
Strangers, 6, 7, 50, 105, 106, 
109, 112, 113, 116, 123, 120, 
. 304-306. 
Entertainment of, 6, 50, 303. 
Warning out of, 7. 
Streets, 5, 14. 

Strong Water brook, 37, 65, 
102, 106, 111, 124-126, 140, 
147, 149, 154, 166. 
Surveyors of fences, 5, 26, 36, 
55, 78, 89, 124, 125, 140. 
for the Northfleld, 26. 
for the Southfield, 26. 
Survayors for the Glass house 

field, 26. 
Surveyors of highways. See 

Highway Surveyors. 
Surveyors for the Neck from 

the bridge, 26. 
Swamps, 2, 13, 107, 119, 142, 

160, 198. 
Swasy, Joseph, 327. 
Sweden, 99. 

Sweeping the meeting house, 
144, 165, 174, 210, 238, 277. 
Swetland, Mr., 254. 

William, 229, 240, 329. 
Swine, 5, 14-16, 26, 36, 44, 55, 
65, 78, 89, 93, 101, 105, 110, 
124, 125, 140, 146, 160, 185, 
187, 201, 208, 236, 258, 259, 
293, 322. 
to be ringed and yoked, 14, 
26, 44, 55, 65. 
Swinerton, Sergeant, 199. 

,31. 

Job, 31, 219, 231, 242, 248, 
270, 288, 292, 298, 306, 308, 
314. 
Jno., 214, 218. 
Symonds, Mr., 20, 300. 

James, 14-16, 34, 43, 143, 144, 
159, 160, 242, 269, 268, 292, 
298, 305, 314. 
Jo., 249. 

Tailors, 7, 31, 99, 144, 147, 156. 

Tarren, Allen, 134. 

Tan vats, 160, 221. 

Tanning, 100. 

Tapley, Gilbert, 313. 

Tate, Win., 134. 

Tawley, Jno., 316. 



Taxes, 95. 
Taylor, John, 127. 

William, 302. 
Teaching children, 88. 
Teams, 182-184. 
Ten-acre lots. 5, 18, 65. 
on Cape Ann, 6. 
Thatch, 25, 126. 
Thistle, Richard, 134. 
Thomas, David, 44. 
Thorndick, Mr., 10,84. 

Paul, 301, 302. 
Timber, 6, 14-16, 31, 42, 50, 
105-107, 109, 116-117, 163, 
164, 166, 173, 179, 216, 247, 
287. 
for the meeting house, 42. 
TippliDg, 145. 
Tithing, 268. 

men, 311. 
Tompkins, " Ould," 58. 

,52. 

Arthur, 134. 

John, 22, 37, 46, 89, 240, 282, 

283, 311, 318, 328. 
Ralph, 41, 60. 
Topsfield, 47, 49, 55, 66, 164, 
187, 259. 
bounds, 49, 1G4, 187, 269. 
Town, The, 89. 
bag, 221, 226, 230, 266, 267. 
books, 12, 48, 64. 
bridge, 186, 193, 201, 202, 

208. 
clerk, 64, 125, 140, 161, 186, 

208, 233, 258, 293. 
end, 102, 149. 
fortifications, 288, 289. 
herd, 74, 78, 89, 159, 162, 188, 

190, 289, 296, 303. 
house, 103, 163, 195,200, 211, 
214, 215, 221, 237, 239, 240, 
242, 256, 257, 260, 263, 267, 
269, 279-281, 287, 302, 312, 
317. 
meetings, 80, 87, 114, 118, 
150, 157, 185, 242, 246, 254. 
Warnings out of, 7, 61, 149. 
Training, 243. 
Translator, Trade of a, 53. 
Trask, Captain, 36, 45, 68, 71, 
72, 181. 

, 208, 233. 

Henry, 106. 
Hosea, 164. 
John, 35, 98, 239, 259, 2S7. 



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INDEX. 



Trask, continued. 
Osmond, 45, 57, 59. 
W.,21. 

William, 19, 58, 60, 73, 89, 
96, 98, 102, 103, 106-108, 
111, 116, 117, 121, 125, 142, 
143, 159, 160, 163, 167, 180, 
183, 195, 251, 257, 258, 274, 
286, 287, 293. 
Travelers, 211. 
Trays, 215. 

Treasurers, 2, 9, 17, 53, 63, 71, 
72. 
The, 71, 72. 
Country, 9, 121, 123. 
County, 9, 53, 63, 86. 
Tree, Goodman, 299. 
Johanah, 317, 318. 
Richard, 317, 318. 
Trees, 15, 23, 46, 54, 115-119, 
132, 138, 145, 156, 158, 163, 
164, 166, 191, 202, 217, 282, 
294, 295, 300-302. 
Bound, 164. 
Oak, 166, 
Felling of, 46. 
Troopers, 90, 223, 224, 231, 266, 

286, 289. 
Troops, 62, 63. 

The, 51. 
Trotter, Henry, 134. 
True, Goody, 287. 

, 167. 

Henry, 168, 262, 275. 
Trusler, Thomas, 95. 
Tuck, Tho., 24, 62. 
Turland, Joshua, 106. 
Turner, Lieutenant, 21. 
Mr., 298, 306. 
Charles, 21. 

John, 104, 132, 155, 173, 175, 
199, 201, 210, 283, 285, 286, 
292-294, 297-299, 302, 305, 
307, 321. 

Underwood, , 51. 

James, 45, 323. 
University, 243. 
Upton, Jno., 219, 231. 

Valuation, 271, 307. 
Vats, 23, 160, 221. 
Vealey, Tho., 303. 
Veren, Deacon, 324. 

Mr., 155, 306, 321-324. 

H., 3. 



Veren, continued. 
-- Hilliard, 8, 10, 11, 13, 18, 56, 
92, 94, 101, 149, 159, 160, 
165, 203, 249, 303. . 

Philip, 11, 19, 21. 58, 60. 
Verry, Samuel, 9, 196, 197. 
Vessels, 23, 25, 84, 193, 235. 

Graving of, 25. 

Master of, 23. 
Victualling house, 313, 314. 
Victuals, 88. 
Village, 270. 

Farm, 311. 

The, 274, 314, 315. 
Virginia, 7, 193. 
Votes, 13. 
Vowden, Jno., 250. 

Moses, 134. 

Wages, 41. 

Wainwright, Wm., 285. 
Waitt, George, 145. 
Wakefield, Samuel, 221, 306. 
Walcott, Jonathan, 93, 182, 288, 

311. 
Walfield, Elizabeth, 205. 
Wall, 31. 

Waller, Christopher, 10. 
Wallis, Jno., 205. 
Walnut trees, 117. 
Ward, Jos., 206, 303. 
Joshua, 109, 122. 
Samuel, 66, 67, 300, 301. 
Wards, 92. 
Warehouses, 22, 25, 91, 97, 310. 

of Elias Stileman, 97. 
Warnings out of town, 7, 61, 

149. 
Warrant, 35. 

Warren, Abraham, 18, 253, 283. 
Wars. Indian, 205, 209, 271. 
Watch, The, 15, 16, 56, 66, 85, 

90, 92, 103, 112, 214, 231, 

249, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 

317. 
Constable's, 90. 
Military, 85. 
Watchhouse, 15, 66, 147, 161, 

163. 
Watching, 243, 259, 262, 272. 
Watchmen, 66. 
Waters, John, 116, 268, 283. 

Richard, 92. 
Watson, Thomas, 30, 94, 142, 

327. 
Watts, Jeremiah, 164, 289. 



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Ways, 5, 8, 9, 16, 25, 28, 30, 36, 
42, 49, 67, 74, 75, 79, 88, 94, 
114, 142, 171, 177, 183, 186, 
188, 193, 195, 196, 198, 239, 
244, 270, 311, 314. 
Cart, 188, 198. 
County, 5. 
to the cove, 36. 
over South river, 49. 
to Lynn, 30, 42. 
Wilkins', 75. 
Mending, 8, 9. 
Weather, 61, 212. 
Weavers, 83. 
Web, William, 204. 
Webber, Thomas, 134. 
Weeks, Old, 200, 206. 
Weights and measures, 36, 117, 
126, 135, 141, 160, 163, 191, 
202, 208, 235, 259, 294. 
Weld, Doctor, 156, 161, 214, 
229, 257, 271, 299, 808. 
Daniel, 204, 245. 
Wells, Doctor, 152, 200, 202. 
Wells, 66. 

Wenham, 2, 12, 156, 272, 274, 
292, 302, 307, 308, 313. 
Bounds of, 2, 12. 
causeway, 164. 
swamp, 163. 

West, , 64, 71, 72. 

Henry, 24, 33-35, 41-43, 50, 58, 

60, 63, 71, 72, 84, 96, 98, 

108, 120, 122, 123, 135, 240, 

274. 

John, 8, 12, 22, 45, 75. 

Thomas, 44, 64, 118, 240, 

321. 
Will., 52. 
Westgate, Adam, 138. 
Wharf, 25. 
Wharton, Edward, 103, 104, 

217. 
Wheat, 26, 32, 37, 62. 
Wheels, 173, 181, 182. 
Whifin, John, 258. 
Whippers, 81, 94, 119, 133, 151, 

296. 
Whipping, 82, 105, 106, 219. 
White, Mr., 212, 240, 309. 
Jos., 269. 
Tho., 134. 
Whittridge, Jno., 152. 
Whitting, Mr., 8, 11. 

Wood of, 11. 
Wiett, George, 315, 317. 



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Wilkins, Bray, 94, 270. 
Henry, 185, 197. 
John, 135. 
Thomas, 289. 
Wilkin's way, 75. 
Will's hill, 74, 79, 172, 

312. 
Williams, George, 134. 
Isaac, 8, 20, 56, 68, 107 

171. 
Jinkin, 204. 
Jo., 11. 
^.John, 5,28, 34, 82, 101, 113, 
140, 141, 148, 154, 172, 180, 
183, 192, 210, 215, 220, 229, 
240, 259, 267, 328. 
Richard, 152. 

Samuel, 22, 25, 59, 61, 76, 89, 
119, 132, 156, 167, 221, 270, 
328. 
-Willoughby, Constable, 278, 
279, 313. 
Mr., 270. 

, 247. 

Al,.Neheroiab, 210, 212, 234, 235, 

273, 280, 292, 298, 305, 306, 

313, 314. 

Windows of meeting house, 33. 

Wine, 124, 174, 1S7, 211, 318. 

Winter island, 79, 100, 105, 111, 

126, 133, 150, 273, 313. 
Winthrop, John, esq., 244. 
Wives to be brought, 7. 
Wolfe, Peter, 5. 
Wolland. See Woollayid. 
Wollard, Edward, 203. 
Wolves, 9, 11, 13, 19, 22, 23, 37, 
39-41, 45, 54, 58, 69, 71-73, 
86, 90, 92, 95, 98, 99, 106, 
108, 150, 196, 197, 247, 248, 
282, 286, 287, 319. 
Bounty for killing, 13, 69. 
killed, 13, 22, 23, 37, 69, 72. 
Wood, Mathew, 34, 38. 
Wood, 3, 5, 8-11, 14, 22, 31, 100, 
105-107, 109, 112, 115, 117, 
119, 127-129, 132, 137, 145, 
158, 166. 179, 181, 194, 217, 
225,231,234, 219, 261, 262, 
282, 289, 294. 
Corder of, 112, 117. 
Woodall. See Woodwell. 

Woodburv, , 38, 40. 

Andrew, 212, 214, 227, 270 

311, 328. 
Hugh, 12 






356 INDEX. 

Woodbury, continued. Wooden bridge, Ye, 196. 

Humphrey, 30, 37, 49, 51, 53, Woodrow, Joseph, 135. 

58, 69, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 98, Woodwell, Mathew, 26, 47, 95, 
99, 205. 145, 247, 264. 

Nicholas, 12, 37, 69, 75, 93, 95. Woolland, Good., 30, 31. 
Peter, 301, 302. Edward, 28, 104, 129, 159, 175 r 

Will., 62. 179, 203, 246, 293, 311. 

Woodcock, Mr., 11, 21. Wormsted, Arter, 205. 



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